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On Dec. 6, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced felony charges for six individuals for their alleged involvement in the “fake electors scheme” to attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Nevada.
According to the indictment, the six Nevadans were each charged with one count of offering false instrument for filing or record (a category C felony) and one count of forgery (a category D felony.) In a statement posted to X, Ford said of the indictment, “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.”
This indictment comes on the same day that “fake electors” in Wisconsin agreed to a civil settlement of the claims brought against them by one of Wisconsin’s legitimate electors. The conditions of the settlement included, among others, the fake electors’ withdrawal of their filings making false allegations about the 2020 election and their acknowledgment of President Biden’s victory.
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