Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has apparently declared war on all things Trump.
Nessel has announced the indictment of 16 Republicans tied to Trump.
There is a problem with this, however, and those Republicans may have Democrats to thank for their alibi.
Uhm, Kennedy Did It
The Republicans were all charged with fraud for being on Trump’s slate of “fake” electors.
Nessel stated, “The false electors’ actions undermined the public’s faith in the integrity of our elections and, we believe, also plainly violated the laws by which we administer our elections in Michigan.
“My department has prosecuted numerous cases of election law violations throughout my tenure, and it would be malfeasance of the greatest magnitude if my department failed to act here in the face of overwhelming evidence of an organized effort to circumvent the lawfully cast ballots of millions of Michigan voters in a presidential election.”
They say they were only following the playbook set out by the Kennedy campaign in 1960.
Their argument is that they were only putting together slate of electors to be ready for any legal battles, something that first took place with the Kennedy campaign.
They do have a leg to stand on, per a report from Politico on what happened with Kennedy in 1960.
Politico reported, “Nixon’s Hawaii electors met and cast their three votes in an official ceremony.
“But nearby, Kennedy’s three elector nominees gathered and signed their own certificates, delivering them to Washington as though Kennedy had won the state.
“Until now, it’s been unclear whether the 1960 case of the Kennedy electors was truly analogous to 2020 Trump electors.
“But the unofficial Democratic certificates, obtained by POLITICO from the non-digitized files of the National Archives, show the three Kennedy electors signed documents that are remarkably similar to the false Trump-elector certificates.”
That, my friends, is what we call a game changer.