Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has charged 16 people with felonies for falsely claiming to be presidential electors as they attempted to overturn Trump’s 2020 defeat in the state.
Attorney General Dana Nessel: “As part of the orchestrated plan, we allege that 16 Michigan residents met covertly in the basement of Michigan GOP headquarters and knowingly, and of their own volition, signed their names to multiple certificates stating that they were 'the duly elected and qualified electors for President and Vice President of the United States of America for the State of Michigan.' That was a lie.”
One of those charged is Meshawn Maddock, former co-chair of the Michigan Republican Party, a close ally to Trump and the wife of state representative Matt Maddock. Meshawn Maddock previously told a gathering of local Republicans the Trump campaign had directed the fake elector scheme.