Republicans claim a double standard because no charges were filed after scores of ‘clearly fraudulent’ voter applications were submitted. State officials say the system worked to detect fraud, no one voted as a result.
Documents related to the kidnapping plot were presented in open court, but the AG’s office refused to release them to the public. A judge said Nessel had no basis to do so, and is now weighing imposing attorney’s fees on the state for its refusal.
Arraignments for the 16 ‘false electors’ charged with eight felony counts apiece are set for Aug. 10, court records show. Several defendants charged and their supporters are doubling down on the actions Attorney General Dana Nessel argues violated Michigan law.
The group ranges from high-profile party officials to town clerks, mayors and a dairy farmer. Some are defiant, others flummoxed. All face the same felony charges for trying to award Michigan’s 2020 electoral votes to Donald Trump.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office has filed felony criminal charges against at least three people linked to a false fraud scandal that kept five Republican gubernatorial hopefuls off the ballot in 2022.
The attorney general on Wednesday filed a brief in Wisconsin federal court supporting a Native American tribe’s effort to shut down the Line 5 pipeline over fears of a rupture into a river that runs through tribal land.