Well, well, well, look what the cat dragged in. Six Republicans from the Silver State submitting faux documents to Congress declaring former President Donald Trump as the winner of the 2020 race. You know, like some subpar B-movie spy plot except this one is isn’t on Netflix, it’s signaling another battle in the war for democracy right here in the USA.
Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford seems equally bemused, stating, “We cannot allow attacks on democracy to go unchallenged.” It seems these wannabe Bond villains have been charged with offering up false instruments for filing and uttering a forged instrument– it’s like a Las Vegas magic show, except the only thing disappearing might be their freedom.
In the mix of these candidates for a Darwin award is Nevada GOP chairman Michael McDonald. A man so devoted to the Republican cause he thinks a GOP-run caucus, complete with voter ID and paper ballots, is a better alternative to a state-run primary. Apparently, the man’s allergic to answering phone calls too, because he wouldn’t provide a comment on Wednesday.
Don’t worry, he’s not the only one getting a date with Lady Justice. Clark County GOP Chair Jesse Law and Jim Hindle, who runs elections in rural Storey County, are also on the roster. If only they’d put this much effort into, I don’t know, anything else.
Way back in December 2020, these GOP members signed certificates with the scandalous claim that Trump won Nevada, and like any bad mail you don’t want, they sent it to Congress and the National Archives. Now it’s just a dusty footnote in the ongoing investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
But Nevada isn’t alone in this legacy of deceit. Michigan’s Attorney General had previously filed felony charges against 16 Republican fake electors, who now face penalties rivaling those of hardened criminals for forgery and conspiracy to commit election forgery. Makes you wonder if they’ll send postcards from prison.
Over in Wisconsin, 10 Republicans who moonlighted as electors have admitted their actions were part of an effort to overturn Biden’s victory. They’ve settled a civil lawsuit, probably while practicing their sad faces in the mirror. Meanwhile, in Georgia, a lavish 16 fake electors have been charged, three of whom are familiar with the process because they were also charged in August alongside Trump himself.
And there we have it, folks. Truth really is stranger than fiction. These six Nevada Republicans attempted a feat that would make even the most daring Vegas magician jealous. Now we just wait and see how this game of high stakes political poker unfolds. Will they fold or accidentally reveal their hand? Only time will tell. But one thing’s for certain – it’s definitely not a good time to be a fake elector.