As I’m sure you’ve noticed, just the same as I have, Republicans have a tendency to believe that they can get away with murder — sometimes quite literally — i.e. Derek Chauvin, Travis McMichael, George Zimmerman, and the list goes on and on.
And, frankly, some of them do. All of which has only been emboldened and gotten that much worse under the era of GOP Trumpism. I mean, they’ve watched the (now former) President of the United States get away with pretty much everything short of murder, and seemingly continues to despite the fact that he no longer enjoys the privileges and protections that the presidency once offered him.
But as it turns out, despite their confidence in themselves, not everyone on the Right can get away with their numerous crimes and corruption.
Recently, we reported that the National Archives received forged certificates of ascertainment documents from Michigan and Arizona. Later, the Arizona Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs would go on to reveal that the AZ Republican Party was behind at least one of those fraudulent documents.
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Now, the Michigan Attorney General is weighing in and letting the whole world know that when it comes to the fraudsters behind the fake documents in her state, there will be Hell to pay if she has anything to do with it.
Speaking with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Michigan A.G. Dana Nessel revealed that the individuals and entities behind the fake documents could be facing nearly 20 years in prison and announced that she has officially referred the matter to the Michigan federal prosecutor’s office for potential criminal prosecution.
“I will say that under state law, I think clearly you have forgery of a public record, which is a 14-year offense, and election law forgery, which is a five-year offense. But what we have decided to do with the investigation, in light of the fact that of course, we have seen … various different false slates of electors from several different states, in what seems to be a coordinated effort between the Republican parties in various different states, we think this is a matter that is best investigated and potentially prosecuted by the feds,” Nessel’s said during the segment.
“We had thought that it was very possible that we would be bringing charges, and we still might. Of course, there’s no double jeopardy if you are to bring both state and federal charges for the same offense,” she explained.
“But obviously this is part of a much bigger conspiracy, and our hope is that the federal authorities, the Department of Justice and United States Attorney General Merrick Garland will take this in coordination with all of the information they’ve received, and make an evaluation as to what charges these individuals might face. I mean, I can think of many — forgery of a public record for the purposes of defrauding the United States, or conspiracy to commit an offense to defraud the United States — and there are so many others, but that will be up to the feds to decide.”
You can watch Nessel’s appearance on MSNBC here:
BREAKING: Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says the investigation into the submission of a false slate of electors in the 2020 election has been referred to federal prosecutors. “We think this is a matter that is best investigated and potentially prosecuted by the feds.” pic.twitter.com/cTSxTK1ZG2
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) January 14, 2022
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