The 16 fake Trump electors that have been charged in Michigan are facing prison sentences if convicted that would mean that most of them would spend the rest of their lives behind bars.
Kathy Berden, 70, of Snover
William (Hank) Choate, 72, of Cement City
Amy Facchinello, 55, of Grand Blanc
Clifford Frost, 75, of Warren
Stanley Grot, 71, of Shelby Township
John Haggard, 82, of Charlevoix
Mary-Ann Henry, 65, of Brighton
Timothy King, 56, of Ypsilanti
Michele Lundgren, 73, of Detroit
Meshawn Maddock, 55, of Milford
James Renner, 76, of Lansing
Mayra Rodriguez, 64, of Grosse Pointe Farms
Rose Rook, 81, of Paw Paw
Marian Sheridan, 69, of West Bloomfield
Ken Thompson, 68, of Orleans
Kent Vanderwood, 69, of Wyoming
Each defendant has been charged with:
One count of Conspiracy to Commit Forgery, a 14-year felony,
Two counts of Forgery, a 14-year felony,
One count of Conspiracy to Commit Uttering and Publishing, a 14-year felony,
One count of Uttering and Publishing, a 14-year felony,
One count of Conspiracy to Commit Election Law Forgery, a 5-year felony, and,
Two counts of Election Law Forgery, a 5-year felony.
The youngest of the Trump fake electors is 55 years old. If each of these individuals is tried and convicted, even if they avoid maximum sentences, they are likely to never spend another day outside of prison.
The question that remains unanswered is why these people would throw away their lives to commit crimes for Donald Trump. The felony charges are serious, and since they are state-level charges, the fake electors can’t count on a pardon from Trump if he ever returns to the White House to bail them out.
If these people are convicted, it should serve as a deterrent to anyone in the future who might consider participating in a plot to steal a presidential election.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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