Nevada grand jury indicts six 2020 Trump electors
Each faces charges of offering a false instrument for filing and uttering a forged instrument.
A Nevada grand jury on Wednesday indicted six Trump electors who asserted that the former president had won the state in 2020, marking the latest in a string of such cases involving electors in states that narrowly broke for President Joe Biden.
Reports emerged in mid-November that Nevada Democratic Attorney General Aaron Ford was investigating the slate. The six would-be electors submitted certificates to Congress claiming Trump won Nevada. Electors in both Georgia and Michigan have also faced charges, though some of the Georgia slate have since cut immunity deals. In Wisconsin, Trump electors settled a civil lawsuit about the issue on Wednesday.
"When the efforts to undermine faith in our democracy began after the 2020 election, I made it clear that I would do everything in my power to defend the institutions of our nation and our state," Ford said Wednesday, according to the Washington Post.
"We cannot allow attacks on democracy to go unchallenged. Today’s indictments are the product of a long and thorough investigation, and as we pursue this prosecution, I am confident that our judicial system will see justice done," he continued.
Each faces charges of offering a false instrument for filing and uttering a forged instrument. The charges come as the statute of limitations for the electors was slated to expire on Dec. 14.
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