Michigan AG Nessel refers GOP electors review to federal prosecutors

Lansing – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Thursday she has referred an investigation to federal prosecutors into Republicans who signed and submitted a certificate falsely claiming that Donald Trump had won Michigan’s electoral votes.

The revelation demonstrated the serious potential and ongoing nature of the investigation and could have implications for state policy, as the 16 Republicans in question include high-ranking members of the state’s GOP, such as Co-Chair Meshawn Maddock.

Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Thursday that she has referred an investigation to federal prosecutors into Republicans who signed and submitted a certificate falsely claiming that Donald Trump won Michigan's electoral votes.  The Democrat made the announcement during an appearance on MSNBC "The Rachel Maddow Show."

While an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show”, Nessel announced the referral of the case to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan. The Democratic attorney general specifically suggested forgery charges could be considered and said Michigan GOP voters appeared to be part of a “coordinated effort.” Similar certificates have been created by Republicans in a handful of other battleground states.

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