News from Progress Michigan

July 18, 2023

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Progress Michigan on Charges for Fake Electors

Former head of MIGOP facing charges shows ethical rot within state party

MICHIGAN – On Tuesday, Attorney General Dana Nessel announced charges against 16 Michigan residents, including the former co-chair of the Michigan GOP, who allegedly participated in a false electors scheme following the 2020 election. The following response can be attributed to Sam Inglot, executive director of Progress Michigan:

“While folks rightly remember the violent insurrection that took place at our nation’s capitol on January 6, 2020, there was an attempt at a quiet insurrection that also took place in Lansing around that same time. These alleged false electors didn’t attack with flag poles and mace, they used shady legal tactics and lies to try to bulldoze over the will of the people to hold onto political power. And just like those who participated in the insurrection in Washington D.C., these people need to be held accountable as well. We thank Attorney General Dana Nessel for working hard to protect the will of the people and our democratic institutions. The fact that among those charged is the former co-chair of the Michigan GOP, shows just how deep the ethical and moral rot in the state party goes. Michiganders know our elections reflect the will of the people and will not stand idly by while those who don’t like the results try to silence their voices.”