Kathy Berden was first elected as a national committeewoman in 2015, representing Michigan on the Republican National Committee. She previously held numerous positions at the state and local levels of the GOP.
In 2016, Berden was a delegate to the Republican National Convention bound to support Trump for president. She also worked on the campaigns of many Michigan Republican politicians, including Representative Candice Miller, Attorney General Bill Schuette, and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson.
In January 2021, Berden was one of 16 Michigan Republicans to sign documents claiming that they were official electors representing Trump’s victory in the state even though he actually lost to Biden there. The documents were then filed with the Michigan secretary of state, the National Archives, the office of then Vice President Mike Pence, and the chief judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan.
In January 2022, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said there is “absolutely” enough evidence to bring criminal charges against Berden and the other fake electors in Michigan.
January 6, 2021
- The House Select Committee investigating the attack on the Capitol subpoenaed Berden in conjunction with her role in the Michigan fake electors plot. Committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) noted that she had documents and information relevant to efforts to falsify the presidential election results in her home state.