June 24, 2024

Fake GOP Voters Turned In Phones To Cover Michigan Election Plan

  • Michigan’s fake GOP voters surrendered their phones so they wouldn’t be recorded during a 2020 meeting.
  • Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel charged 16 people in the plot to overturn the election.
  • They face the general falsification count and the election law falsification allegations.

On December 14, 2020, a group of 16 Democratic electors in Michigan met in the state capital and confirmed Joe Biden’s victory in the state’s presidential election.

Republican officials had other plans.

According to charging document filed in court on Tuesday, 16 Republican voters met in the basement of their party’s headquarters in the swing state capital of Lansing. They signed fake documents claiming that then-President Donald Trump won the state, even though he actually lost by more than 150,000 votes.

These 16 fake voters, charging documents say, took extra steps to keep their plot a secret.

Two Michigan GOP staff told investigators they stood guard at the entrance to the building in Lansing during the meeting, allowing only the “Republican candidates for voters” inside. The two staffers said they refused to join a film crew on the scene, as did the lawmaker husband of one of the fake voters charged Tuesday, Michigan Republican Party co-Chairman Meshawn Maddock.

The fake voters were told that no recording equipment was allowed inside the building and asked to hand over their cellphones to protect against possible recording, prosecutors said. The cellphones were placed in a box and kept away from the constituents as they struck, according to charging documents.

The indictments Tuesday, announced by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, are the first state charges against Trump supporters who sought to overturn the results of the 2020 election — or “fake voters,” as they were called. them after President Joe Biden. win

They show how the conspiracy to keep Trump in power has been elevated to some of the highest echelons of the Republican party. Prosecutors say the meeting was arranged by Michigan GOP Chairwoman Laura Cox and the Republican National Committee.

All those charged on Tuesday face a general count of forgery and allegations of falsifying election law.

Some of the fake voters expressed frustration at how other fake voters were talking about fake vote transmissions to Congress, according to charging documents.

One of the defendants, Kathleen Berden, sent her complaints to John Haggard, another fake voter, about fake voter Mashawn Maddock’s post about the process on Facebook.

“I see Meshawn posted on facebook even though we were all asked to be quiet so as not to draw attention to what the other states like ours were doing!” Berden wrote in a text message obtained by prosecutors.

“I’m not a big fan of facebook or I have a computer at home. Wasn’t she told at the meeting to keep enough [sic]” Haggard complained in response, according to prosecutors.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *