Michigan AG charges 16 ‘false electors’ for Donald Trump in 2020 presidential election

Michigan’s Attorney General has filed felony criminal charges against 16 Republicans, including the head the state chapter of the Republican party. They are accused of acting as “false voters” for Donald Trump during the 2020 election.

Dana Nessel, Democrat Attorney General, said on Tuesday that the 16 individuals would be charged with eight criminal offenses, including forgery or conspiracy to commit electoral forgery. The charges could result in up to 14 years of prison for each person.

The group includes Kathy Berden, the head of Michigan’s Republican National Committee chapter, Meshawn Maddock, the former cochair of Michigan Republican Party and Shelby Township Clerk Stan Grot.

The false electors actions undermined public confidence in our elections, and we believe they also violated laws that govern our Michigan elections, Nessel said.


It is claimed that the group met at the Michigan Republican Party headquarters in Dec. 2020 and signed multiple certificates affirming they were qualified electors of Trump. These allegedly false documents were sent to Congress and National Archives.

Michigan Secretary of state Jocelyn Benson stated that despite the “accountability” and “justice” of those who are trying to subvert will of the people the nation “is still in the middle of a national coordinated effort to weaken the democracy.”

Benson stated that “as we prepare for 2024’s presidential election, today’s charges are just the beginning of a long-term effort to not only seek justice for past wrongs but also to prevent them from happening again.”

Fake Electoral College certificates also declared Trump as the winner in Arizona, Georgia Michigan, New Mexico Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Fox News Digital reached out to Michigan Republican Party but has yet to hear back.