A Nevada grand jury indicted six people for submitting false documents to Congress saying former President Trump won the 2020 election in Nevada, Scripps News reports. The six are accused of posing as fake electors for Trump. Prosecutors said these actions were done in December 2020. They each face two felony charges, one count of offering false instruments for filing or record and a count of uttering forged instruments to commit forgery. "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," said Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford.
Nevada is the third state to charge people for allegedly being fake electors on Trump's behalf. Authorities have previously issued indictments in Georgia and Michigan, making similar allegations. Last year, during a series of House hearings investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, the Democrat-led Jan. 6 Commission reported that false Electoral College electors showed up on Dec. 14, 2020, in multiple states and submitted a slate of fake electors to the National Archives in hopes of getting Vice President Mike Pence to accept the electors on Jan. 6. Nevada was among a handful of hotly contested states. Eight states were decided by 3% or less, six of which, including Nevada, were won by Joe Biden.