Six people have been indicted for falsely representing themselves as state electors in the 2020 presidential election, according to the Nevada Attorney General.
A grand jury in the state charged the six Republicans who claimed to be electors in the 2020 election and submitted certifications to Congress that former President Donald Trump falsely won the election in Nevada, the Washington Post reported.
The indictments made Nevada the third state to charge “fake electors,” The Associated Press reported.
“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,” Attorney General Aaron Ford said in a statement Wednesday. “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.”
The House committee that has been investigating the incident at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 has been investigating fake electors in battleground states, the AP reported.
In Nevada, similar to in Michigan, the charges have been limited to the electors, the Washington Post reported. It is unclear if any additional charges will be filed.
The indictment is different from the case in Georgia where Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis alleged that on Dec. 14, 2020, 16 pro-Trump presidential electors gathered in Atlanta as “part of a vast conspiracy to unlawfully overturn the 2020 election result,” the newspaper reported.
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