Nevada’s attorney general is investigating the six Republicans who, in 2020, falsely pledged Nevada’s electoral votes to Donald Trump even though the former president lost to President Joe Biden by 2.4 percentage points. It marks a significant change for Attorney General Aaron Ford, a Democrat, who has been silent on any potential investigation and had previously indicated state law would not allow for a charge.
The six Republicans — state party chair Michael McDonald, national committeeman Jim DeGraffenreid, Clark County Republican Party chair Jesse Law, vice chair Jim Hindle, Shawn Meehan and Eileen Rice — gathered in Carson City in December 2020 to submit an uncertified slate of electors for Trump. They did so at the behest of the Trump campaign, as revealed by the congressional January 6 Committee.
A person who met with investigators from the attorney general’s office confirmed the existence of the investigation to The Nevada Independent. The person met with two investigators in September to answer questions about the fake electors’ meeting and documents they submitted. Another source familiar with the investigation confirmed its existence. News of the investigation was first reported by Politico and NBC News.
Former Clark County Registrar Joe Gloria told Politico that a state investigator asked him questions earlier this month about the fake elector scheme. NBC News cited two anonymous sources confirming the investigation.