Six Nevada Republicans were indicted by a grand jury in the state on Wednesday for their alleged roles in an “alternate elector” scheme that declared that former President Donald Trump won the state in 2020.
The grand jury in the Eighth Judicial District Court in Clark County indicted Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald, national committeeman Jim DeGraffenreid, Clark County Republican Party chair Jesse Law, state party vice chair Jim Hindle III, Shawn Meehan and Eileen Rice.
Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford, a Democrat, said that all six individuals were indicted on two felony counts of offering a false instrument for filing and uttering a forged instrument by submitting fraudulent documents to state and federal officials.
The Nevada Independent reported that the two felony charges were category C and D felonies, respectively, and carried a maximum of four years and five years in prison.
“When the efforts to undermine faith in our democracy began after the 2020 election, I made it clear that I would do everything in my power to defend the institutions of our nation and our state,” Ford said in a statement. “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.”
Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes is currently investigating similar efforts in her state following the 2020 presidential election.
Individuals accused of participating in alternate elector schemes that declared that Trump won in 2020 have also been charged in Georgia and Michigan.
Ten Republicans in Wisconsin who posed as electors in 2020 settled a civil lawsuit on Wednesday and admitted that President Joe Biden won the election and agreed to not serve as electors in 2024 or in any election if Trump is on the ballot.