Many States Involved: Forged Elector Docs tied to Coup Attempt

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Five of these certificates—those from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Wisconsin—outright claimed to set forth those states’ “duly appointed electors.”

Slate: Last week, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel referred to federal prosecutors a criminal investigation into who was behind a Dec. 14, 2020, certificate falsely attesting that Donald Trump won Michigan’s electoral votes.

The next day, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas made a similar referral to federal prosecutors in his state. Those who had a hand in crafting and attempting to submit false certificates of electors may have committed multiple crimes, including forgery and fraud.

The actions of these state officials are important steps toward uncovering the scope and depth of the attempted plot to steal the election and keep former President Donald Trump in power.

Significantly, the Michigan and New Mexico schemes were not isolated episodes. Rather, they appear to have been part of an organized scheme run through seven states. Many of the certificates used the same words and font, as if coordinated and copied from a common template. By contrast, the genuine certificates vary greatly in form, language, and look.

Though increased media attention is now being paid to the forged certificates, they were uncovered in March 2021 by American Oversight, a nonpartisan government watchdog, through a Freedom of Information Act request directed to the National Archives. (One of the authors, Melanie Sloan, is an adviser to American Oversight.)

Five of these certificates—those from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Wisconsin—outright claimed to set forth those states’ “duly appointed electors.”

The certificates for Pennsylvania and New Mexico hedged by saying that if the courts determine that the election was invalid, then these would be the alternate electoral slates. Even that was false; state legislatures or governors had to validate the slates for them to have even a sheen of legitimacy. 

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https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/01/doj-trump-coup-investigation-forged-documents.html

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  1. It seems to me that if everything continues like this, the United States may face a civil war when it comes to the presidential election. Society is very electrified and there are a lot of contradictions in society. This is a very dangerous situation when half of the country laughs and insults Biden, and the other side calls others domestic terrorists.
    I heard it on TV.

    • David, this is not agitation, but a statement of obvious facts. Or in such cases, do they usually turn a blind eye to the problem? The country needs to be united, as it was 30-40 years ago. To deal with internal problems, and not to arrange a circus in the foreign policy arena with NATO, Ukraine. This is also done to distract from internal problems. You know that better than I do. The world needs America, strong and reasonable. Therefore, do not censor me about the things that are known all over the world that are happening in your country. Or is it an explosive topic in your USA? Only idiots can wish you evil. I wish the USA peace and prosperity. I have my opinion and I expressed it, and I didn’t stick my head in the sand like an ostrich.
      And on the topic: sort out your own problems in the country. But then let Washington not stick its nose into the internal affairs of the Russian Federation and other countries.
      Spasibo, David.

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