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Thu Jan 18, 2024, 09:38 PM Jan 2024

Federal judge won't shut down Michigan attorney general's case against 2020 fake electors [View all]

(CNN) — A federal judge on Thursday declined to shut down Michigan’s state-level prosecution of pro-Trump fake electors who tried to subvert the 2020 election.

One of the fake electors charged in the case, Clifford Frost, had argued that the federal judge needed to intervene because the case was politically tainted and brought in “bad faith” by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat and Trump critic.

But US District Judge Robert Jonker declined to step in, saying there wasn’t compelling evidence of prosecutorial malfeasance, and that the fake electors will have opportunities to raise concerns about Nessel’s motivations as the case progresses in the state courts.

Nessel’s office did not immediately reply to CNN’s request for comment on the ruling. ..........................(more)


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