Michigan pro-Trump fake electors subpoenaed by US House panel

U.S. House panel subpoenaed 14 people from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin

The chairperson and secretary of a group of 16 Michigan Republicans who signed a false certificate claiming Donald Trump won Michigan’s electoral votes have been subpoenaed by the US House Committee investigating Jan. 6. Kathy Berden, a GOP National Committeewoman, and Mayra Rodriguez listed themselves as the chairperson and secretary of the group. That panel wants to know if there was a concerted effort directing multiple states to file fake elector slates in an attempt to overturn the election.

The chairperson and secretary of a group of 16 Michigan Republicans who signed a false certificate claiming Donald Trump won Michigan’s electoral votes in the 2020 General Election have been subpoenaed by the U.S. House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack at the Capitol.

Kathy Berden, a GOP National Committeewoman, and Mayra Rodriguez listed themselves as the chairperson and secretary of the group. The House panel wants to know if there was a concerted effort directing multiple states to file fake elector slates in an attempt to overturn the election.

The U.S. House panel subpoenaed 14 people from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office investigated the fake elector scheme and has referred it to federal prosecutors for investigation, citing jurisdictional issues. Nessel has said her office could level charges now but believes there was a broader conspiracy.

Just last week, audio of Michigan GOP Co-Chair Meshawn Maddock leaked to CNN in which she is heard saying, “We fought to seat the electors. The Trump campaign asked us to do that. I’m under a lot of scrutiny for that today”.

Read: New audio shows Michigan Republican Party co-chair reportedly tell crowd that Trump directed fake electors plot

The U.S. Department of Justice has confirmed that they have received the referral from Nessel’s office. They said they are looking at it.


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