Michigan 2020 Fraudulent Electors Challenge
Mazurek v. Berden
Lawsuit filed by three Democratic presidential electors from Michigan against 16 “fake electors” who attempted to submit alternate election results claiming that Donald Trump won Michigan’s 16 electoral college votes in the 2020 election. The plaintiffs — all of whom were lawfully elected presidential electors who accurately cast Michigan’s electoral college votes for Joe Biden following the 2020 election — allege that the defendants “conspired and agreed to submit fraudulent election certificates” despite the fact that Michigan government officials already certified the state’s official election results for Biden, who won the election by over 154,000 votes. The plaintiffs further assert that under Michigan election law, lawful electors are nominated by the political party of the candidate receiving the greatest number of votes, which means that the defendants were not legally allowed to act as “electors” representing the Republican Party given Trump’s loss. The plaintiffs claim that the fake electors scheme violated multiple state and federal criminal laws (including those prohibiting civil conspiracy and forgery). The complaint states that the plaintiffs suffered “humiliation, mental anguish, and stress as a result of being cast in the false light created by defendants’ election fraud and lies.” The plaintiffs ask the court to declare that they were the only legitimate 2020 Michigan presidential electors and that the defendants’ conduct violated state law. The plaintiffs also ask for monetary damages.