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HUGE: Nevada “Alternate Electors” Case Is DISMISSED!


In a major legal win, a Nevada judge has just dropped all charges against 6 Republicans accused of illegally submitting electoral votes for President Trump in 2020.

The case against them alleged that the group improperly claimed they were the state’s electors and that President Trump won the state, when official results declared that Biden won Nevada.

Judge Mary Kay Holthus dismissed the entire case and said that the allegations did not occur within her jurisdiction.

“You have literally, in my opinion, a crime that has occurred in another jurisdiction,” stated the judge, who pointed out that such a case, “so appropriately belongs up north and so appropriately not here.”

Effectively, Judge Holthus’ ruling throws out the entire case, since statutes of limitations in Nevada prevent charges from being brought up again in a different jurisdiction.

Check out the breaking news:

The Washington Examiner reported:

A judge in Nevada dismissed a case Friday involving six defendants who faced charges of illegally claiming they were the state’s electors in the wake of former President Donald Trump‘s defeat in the 2020 presidential election.

Judge Mary Kay Holthus of Clark County said at a hearing that the Nevada attorney general, a Democrat, filed the charges in a county that lacked jurisdiction over the case, according to the website the Nevada Independent.

“You have literally, in my opinion, a crime that has occurred in another jurisdiction,” Holthus said. “It’s so appropriately up north and so appropriately not here.”

The defendants’ attorneys argued the charges should be dropped, claiming that other venues, such as Carson City or Douglas County, were more appropriate because activities cited in the indictment had taken place in those locations.

While statutes of limitations prevent the state from being able to bring charges again in a different jurisdiction, a spokesman for Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford said in a statement to the Washington Examiner that his office will challenge Holthus’s ruling.

“We disagree with the judge’s decision and will be appealing immediately,” the spokesman said.

The Hill added:

A Nevada judge dismissed a case Friday against six so-called fake electors who falsely claimed former President Trump won the state in the 2020 presidential election.

Clark County District Judge Mary Kay Holthus ruled that prosecutors with the Nevada attorney general’s office chose the wrong venue in which to file the case, calling off a trial scheduled for January.

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford (D) brought the case in Clark County, home to Las Vegas, but defense attorneys contended that it should have been filed in a northern Nevada city closer to where the alleged crime occurred.

“We disagree with the judge’s decision and will be appealing immediately,” said John Sadler, a spokesperson for the Nevada attorney general’s office.

Following the judge’s decision, defense attorneys told reporters the case is “done” since a three-year statute of limitations on filing charges expired in December, meaning that the state likely could not bring the case to a grand jury in a different venue.

The pro-Trump electors who were charged were Michael McDonald, Jesse Law, Jim DeGraffenreid, Durward James Hindle III, Shawn Meehan and Eileen Rice. They each faced felony charges of offering a false instrument for filing and uttering a forged document, which carry penalties up to four or five years in prison.

The results of this case have the ability to impact how electoral disputes are handled nationwide, and the jurisdiction of such disputes.

It could also be a sign of things to come for those accused of similar charges in other states.



 

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