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USA: 16 Trump supporters charged with election fraud

USA: 16 Trump supporters charged with election fraud

Status: 07/19/2023 07:40 am

Conspiracy to falsify election and documents – these are the charges against 16 accused. They tried to cast themselves as voters in their state to sway the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in Trump’s favor.

The Department of Justice is taking action against several supporters of former President Donald Trump in the US state of Michigan. 16 men and women allegedly tried to sway the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in Trump’s favor.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said the defendants met secretly in the basement of Michigan’s Republican Party headquarters in December 2020 and signed documents posing as state voters. Democrat Joe Biden won the Michigan election.

The suspects tried to influence Val

The skeptics carried out the planned operation in the hope and confidence that their votes would benefit their preferred candidate, Trump, and not the electorate Biden. “That is a lie. They are not properly elected and appointed voters, and every one of the accused knows that,” Nessel said in a video message.

The attorney general asserts that the acts of voter fraud undermined public confidence in the integrity of the election and “clearly violated the law.” There are allegations of conspiracy to falsify election and documents. The accused face five to 14 years in prison.

2020 election results are still the topic

In the United States, the president is elected indirectly. A total of 538 electors, representing the people of all 50 states and the capital Washington, cast their ballots. The vote of the electors is usually a formality. Trump, a Republican incumbent, doubted the victory of Democrat Biden and refused to concede defeat.

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The results of the 2020 election and efforts to prevent a power shift in Washington still preoccupy America. For months, an independent special investigator has been examining whether former President Trump should be prosecuted. Trump has announced that he expects to be impeached. The Special Counsel informed him that he was the target of an investigation into the January 6, 2021, violent attack on the US Capitol.

Fake voter certificates were also submitted in six other contested states with the aim of declaring Trump the winner.