FINALLY: Nevada Judge Throws Out 'Fake Elector' Case Against 6 GOP Defendants

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Citing the fact that the state's attorney general brought the charges in the wrong venue, a Nevada district court judge has finally thrown out the "fake electors" case over the 2020 presidential election against six defendants--all Republicans. The case was scheduled to start in January 2025.


via Fox News:

Clark County, Nevada, District Court Judge Mary Kay Holthus on Friday threw out the battleground state's indictment against six Republicans prosecutors say illegally submitted certificates to Congress certifying former President Donald Trump as the winner of the 2020 presidential election. In doing so, Holthus said the office of Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford, a Democrat, chose the wrong venue for the case. 

Clark County, where Holthus presides, is Nevada’s largest and contains Las Vegas, the state's most Democratic-leaning city. 

Richard Wright, an attorney for one of the defendants, state GOP chairman Michael McDonald, accused Ford of bringing the case before a grand jury in Las Vegas instead of Carson City or Reno, northern Nevada cities in a more Republican region where the defendants allegedly signed and submitted fraudulent documents in a scheme to overturn President Biden’s victory.

It appears that filings by the defendants convinced Judge Holthus that something was amiss in the prosecutor's case:

Court filings by the defendants argue the six Republicans met in Carson City, the capital of Nevada, located in a different county.


The defendants besides McDonald were "Clark County Republican Party chairman Jesse Law; national party committee member Jim DeGraffenreid; national and Douglas County committee member Shawn Meehan; Storey County clerk Jim Hindle; and Eileen Rice, a party member from the Lake Tahoe area," each of whom could have received prison time if found guilty.

Each was accused of offering a false instrument for filing and uttering a forged instrument — felonies carrying a penalty of up to four or five years in prison.

After the decision was released, a spokesman for state AG Ford's office said the prosecutors "will be appealing immediately."

We'll keep you posted on further developments, if warranted.


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