Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced that six Nevadans have been indicted by a grand jury in the Eighth Judicial District Court, “due to their actions in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election.” The defendants include NV GOP Chairman Michael McDonald, Vice Chair Jim Hindle III, Republican National Committeeman Jim DeGraffenreid, Clark County Republican Party chair Jesse Law, Shawn Meehan, and Eileen Rice.
The Globe is the first press organization to receive a copy of the indictment (see below).
Ford’s announcement follows on the heels of Law’s declaration of his candidacy for Assembly District 2.
In his announcement, Ford claims that the six defendants “falsely portrayed themselves as Nevada’s presidential electors in the aftermath of the 2020 election.”
The six individuals have been charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing, a category C felony, and Uttering a Forged Instrument, a category D felony, for offering a false instrument titled “Certificate of the Votes of the 2020 Electors from Nevada” to the President of the Senate; the Archivist of the United States; the Nevada Secretary of State; and the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.
“When the efforts to undermine faith in our democracy began after the 2020 election, I made it clear that I would do everything in my power to defend the institutions of our nation and our state,” Ford said in his statement. “We cannot allow attacks on democracy to go unchallenged. Today’s indictments are the product of a long and thorough investigation, and as we pursue this prosecution, I am confident that our judicial system will see justice done.”
AG Ford will hold a press conference regarding the indictments at 2:30 p.m. today at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building.
UPDATE 12;52 PM: The press conference has been postponed until 9 AM tomorrow, December 7th due to an active shooter on UNLV campus.
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