Nevada Grand Jury Indicts Six Fake Trump Electors For Attempting to Overturn 2020 Election

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Nevada grand jury today handed down an indictment of six Nevada electors who falsely submitted documents claiming that former President Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election. 

Today’s indictment follows a lengthy investigation led by Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford (D) that commenced this fall. The grand jury charged the fake electors on two felony counts, including offering a false instrument to be filed, registered or recorded in public office — in this case, filing false election certificates — as well as forgery.

The Nevada indictment comes on the heels of criminal charges being brought against pro-Trump electors by prosecutors in multiple other states.

In July, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) announced felony charges against 16 false electors and this summer, Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis (D) brought charges against fake electors as part of a larger indictment against Trump and his allies. 

In addition to facing criminal charges in Michigan and Georgia, fake electors are also being held accountable via civil litigation. Earlier today, fake electors in Wisconsin agreed to withdraw their erroneous filings pertaining to the 2020 election and publicly acknowledged that Joe Biden won the presidency after reaching a settlement with Democratic voters in a civil lawsuit

“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 declared in a statement issued today. “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.”

Meanwhile in Arizona and New Mexico, prosecutors have launched probes into fake electors in their respective states, indicating that indictments could be issued in the coming months. 

Read the indictment here.