Another Democrat is targeting Trump supporters years after the fact.
Originally published by WND News Center. Used with permission.
OPINION: This article may contain commentary which reflects the author’s opinion.
A recent poll regarding the 2020 vote revealed that most respondents believe election interference likely handed the White House to Joe Biden, WND News Center reported Wednesday.
In that tumultuous time, a handful of Republicans in Michigan declared they should be the state’s electors to the Electoral College, and filed their paperwork.
Now Democrat prosecutors in the state have charged them each with multiple felonies.
The Washington Examiner reports Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, a dedicated advocate for leftist ideologies, has filed cases against 16 people “for signing certificates claiming that former President Donald Trump won the presidential election in 2020.”
The counts include forgery, conspiracy to commit forgery, and election law forgery, and they carry long jail terms.
Nessel said she charged Kathleen Berden, William Choate, Amy Marie Facchinello, Clifford Frost Jr., Stanley Grot, John Haggard, Mariann McQuater Henry, Timothy King, Michele Goder Lundgren, Meshawn Maddock, James Robbins Renner, Mayra Adela Rodriguez, Rose Rook, Marian Sheridan, Kenneth Thompson, and Kent Vanderwood.
Nessel claims the group “conspired” to “falsely make, alter, forge, or counterfeit a public record, with the intent to injure or defraud.”
The report explained, “According to the attorney general’s office, the fake electors allegedly met covertly in the basement of the Michigan Republican Party headquarters on Dec. 14 and signed their names to several certificates that stated they were the ‘duly elected and qualified electors for President and Vice President of the United States of America for the State of Michigan.’”
Nessel alleges those “false documents” then were given to the U.S. Senate and National Archives.
Nessel’s claim is that they had “no legal authority” because every “serious” challenge to the election results was “denied, dismissed, or otherwise rejected.”
The AG said, “There was no legitimate legal avenue or plausible use of such a document or an alternative slate of electors.”
Michigan, in fact, was one of about seven battleground states in which alternate electors actually may have been called on, should various challenges regarding illegal vote-gathering, improper counting, vote suppression and more be upheld.
Joe Biden ended up being declared the national winner, but by only a handful of votes in a few states.
The Examiner also noted that similar charges could be created in those other battleground states, like Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Georgia.
The report said special counsel Jack Smith, who is accusing Donald Trump in cases apparently involving government documents and the January 6, 2021, events at the Capitol, has had his office in touch with those other states.
Smith is pursuing felonies against Trump over the documents, even though he and other federal prosecutors have failed to bring similar cases against Mike Pence and Joe Biden, who also had classified government documents in their possession – in Biden’s case in a stack of boxes in an unsecured garage.
Smith’s case against Trump over January 6 remains unclear, as the only word has been from Trump, who confirmed he got a letter from Smith ordering him to report to a grand jury on the issue.