Nevada’s attorney general is investigating six Republicans, including state GOP chair Michael McDonald, who falsely claimed to have been appointed Electoral College representatives and endorsed Donald Trump’s victory in the 2020 election, despite Joe Biden’s actual victory in the state. The false electors signed fake certificates in December 2020 and their action was invoked by Trump and his allies to dispute the vote count in Congress on January 6, 2021. The investigation in Nevada follows similar investigations in other states, with fake electors in Georgia and Michigan already facing criminal charges.
Nevada AG Probes Republicans Over False Electoral Votes
A group of six Republicans is being investigated by Nevada’s attorney general for falsely pledging Nevada’s electoral votes to Donald Trump, despite Joe Biden’s victory in the state.
State GOP chair Michael McDonald and other false electors signed fake certificates, declaring themselves as the state’s Electoral College representatives. Trump’s allies invoked these false electors, along with others in six states, to block Congress’s certification of the 2020 election results.
Michael McDonald, Nevada State Republican chair, falsely claimed to be an authorized elector in December 2020. | L.E. Baskow/AP
Investigators have questioned witnesses and requested documents from the people involved.
Other States Investigating Fake Electors
The Nevada probe follows similar investigations into possible election interference by fake electors in other states who attempted to alter the outcome of the 2020 election.
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