Chairman of the Nevada Republican Party Michael McDonald, vice chair Jesse Law, GOP chairman for Clark County Jim Hindle III, Jim DeGraffenreid, Shawn Meehan and Eileen Rice have all been indicted on felony charges.
The six were charged with the Category C felony of offering a false instrument for filing and the Category D felony of uttering a forged instrument. The first charge would carry a sentence of 5 years in prison plus a fine of $10,000. The second felony would carry a sentence of 4 years and a fine of $5,000.
Michigan and Georgia have also brought charges against those who served as alternate electors as the recounts and lawsuits made their way through the courts.
"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," Ford said.
Joe Biden won Nevada 50.1 percent to Donald Trump's 47.7 percent. After the results were in and the state was called for Biden, the Trump campaign filed a lawsuit to challenge the results, saying that they had found enough irregularities in the voting process to call the declaration into question.
The suit was rejected by Carson City District Court Judge James Russell, who said there was "little to no value in the allegations of voter fraud, including mail-in ballots sent from out of state, vote totals that the campaign alleged changed overnight, and testimony from witnesses who said that volunteers in a Biden van were filling out ballots. The campaign had also taken issued with the state's move to universal mail-in voting for the 2020 election, a result of Covid "precautions."
The campaign brought their case to the Nevada Supreme Court, which issued a unanimous opinion that the campaign did not show "error of law, findings of fact not supported by substantial evidence, or an abuse of discretion in the admission or rejection of evidence by the district court."
The campaign enlisted alternate electors so that, in the event that their challenge went through, the votes of those electors would be sent to Congress as opposed to those who would vote for Biden. The votes of the alternate, Trump electors did not get sent to Congress and were not certified.
Trump's campaign launched dozens of lawsuits after the election.
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