Nevada judge dismisses Trump ‘fake voter’ lawsuit

A Nevada judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against six false voters who declared former President Donald Trump the winner of the 2020 presidential election.

Clark County District Court Judge Mary Kay Holthus ruled from the bench that the state had filed the case in the wrong jurisdiction, the state attorney general’s office confirmed to NBC News.

A spokeswoman for the office said the government’s top lawyer would “immediately appeal”.

Judge’s verdict a A grand jury indicted in December Six Republicans have been charged with a pair of felony counts as part of an investigation into the 2020 presidential election, including providing a false instrument for filing and uttering a forged document.

Among those charged were Nevada State Party GOP Chairman Michael MacDonald and Vice Chairman and National Committeeman Jim DeGraffenreid. Both previously appeared before a criminal grand jury investigating the capital riot.

MacDonald’s attorneys and Douglas County Republican Committee member Elaine Rice told NBC News they believe the judge made the right decision because the alleged acts did not take place in Clark County.

“We are pleased that our clients’ charges have been dismissed, and we are confident that the Nevada Supreme Court will uphold the dismissal,” said attorneys Monty Levy and Richard Wright.

Wright argued in a motion on behalf of the defendants Friday that Las Vegas was the wrong venue for the case.

Fake voter slates for the former president were also organized and charges have been brought in other battleground states such as Michigan and Georgia.

Earlier this month three Trump associates were indicted in Wisconsin in a voter fraud scheme to keep Trump in office, including campaign official Mike Roman and attorneys Kenneth Chesbro and James Trubis.

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A state grand jury in Arizona indicted former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and other Trump aides in April with voter fraud in connection with an investigation into alleged efforts by the former president and his associates to thwart Joe Biden’s election victory. That state in 2020.

Trump’s team helped produce fake certificates in New Mexico and Pennsylvania, but the fraudulent voters were not charged in those states. Added language stipulating that invalid voters in both states would be presented with their certificates if they were recognized as duly elected, eligible voters.

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