Six Republican residents of Nevada attempted to subvert the results of the 2020 presidential election by submitting fake Electoral College documents to Congress as part of the Jan. 6. 2021 certification process. The group includes several leaders of the Nevada Republican Party and a former Trump campaign employee. Two of the fake electors have been subpoenaed by the Department of Justice for their role in the scheme.
According to the Nevada Current, the six fake electors gathered outside the Legislative Building in Carson City on Dec. 14, 2020, and mailed signed, notarized certificates to Congress and the National Archives purporting to be official Electoral College votes for Trump.
Politico reported that on Dec. 13, 2020, Christina Bobb, then a One America News anchor and subsequently a legal representative for the former president, briefed a group of Trump’s lawyers on the scheme.
The Big Lie
- Nevada submitted the following six fake electors to Congress:
- James DeGraffenreid: former vice chairman of the Nevada Republican Party, who was subpoenaed by the Department of Justice
- Durward James Hindle III: vice chair of the Nevada Republican Committee.
- Jesse Law: chairman of the Clark County Republican Party and a former Trump campaign staffer
- Michael J. McDonald: chair of the Nevada Republican Party, who was subpoenaed by the Department of Justice
- Shawn Meehan: a member of the board of the Douglas County Republican Party
- Eileen Rice: a member of the board of the Douglas County Republican Party