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New audio reveals Michigan GOP co-chair was asked by the Trump campaign to fake elections

FOX 17 News West Michigan
FOX 17 News West Michigan
 2022-01-21
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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says she wants the feds to prosecute all the people who conspired to try to make Donald Trump the winner in the presidential election in Michigan and 6 other states.

New audio emerged from Michigan Republican Party Co-chair Meshawn Maddock claiming the Trump campaign encouraged efforts to give him the state's electoral votes.

The 16 people in December of 2020, including Maddock, tried to enter the State Capitol and pose as official electors to certify the election for Trump.

They signed documents and sent them to Washington to try to sway the certification.

"We fought to seat the electors. Um, the Trump campaign asked us to do that. Under a lot of scrutiny for that today," Maddock said.

They were turned away at the door by state police.

President Joe Biden was certified in Michigan after winning the election by 154,000 votes.

Dana Nessel decided to refer the investigation to federal prosecutors because of jurisdictional reasons.

"The gravity of this situation I don't think can possibly be overstated as to what it means for our system of elections," she said. "And of course, we know how close we came to this being successful."

Nessel says the charges would be forgery and fraud. She did not say how long she will wait on the feds before issuing her own charges.

The Michigan Republican Party has responded to Nessel saying "Dana Nessel is playing political games with people’s lives and livelihoods for the sake of scoring political points ahead of an election."

We will update you more on this as this story develops.

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Ronald Barnes-Bey
01-24

Well what about the lives of the people who would have been affected had this plan been successful ? are they really thinking about what they are saying ?? because what I'm hearing from the republicans entire party is that when we get in we are going to show you democrats how to do this ??? what about passing bills that will help the America people who are still experiencing a pandemic ? all of this tension with the democrats and the republicans fighting over power while the people in America continue to suffer from the lack of leadership coming from both side democrats and republicans??? this BS just don't make sense. everyone in America know that the republicans have been covering up all of Donald Trump's wrongdoings but some things that he has done cannot be overlooked and now some republicans are afraid that when Donald Trump get caught he is going to tell on everybody ?? this is the only reason that i can see as to why they continue to protect him.

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Janet B
01-26

The Trump campaign asked the Michigan Republican party co-chairperson and 15 others to commit fraud and pose as official electors and give Trump their votes. You cannot get any more corrupt than that, stealing electoral votes. Hope those people arre prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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Ronald Barnes-Bey
01-24

He know that the republicans are not going to hold him accountable for nothing , they are afraid of the type of information that will be released to the public if they upset Donald Trump ??? i mean , it don't take a rocket scientist to know that Donald Trump has incriminating information on some if not all of the republicans who are continuing cater to his every demand.

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