Judge Throws Out Nevada Alternate Electors Case Over Jurisdiction Concerns – EVOL

On Friday, a Nevada judge dismissed the case involving alternate electors who accused six Republicans of submitting fake certificates to Congress following the 2020 election.

Clark County Judge Mary Kay Holthus made a bench ruling on Friday at the Clark County District Court, dismissing the case, as reported by courtroom sources.

The judge indicated skepticism towards state prosecutors’ argument that Clark County was the appropriate venue for the case, seemingly favoring defense attorneys who contended that the certificate signing took place in Douglas County.

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

In her decision to dismiss the case, the judge canceled the trial originally set for January.

Among the defendants were Michael McDonald, chairman of the state GOP; Jim DeGraffenreid, a member of the national party committee; Shawn Meehan, who serves on both national and Douglas County committees; and Eileen Rice, a party member from the Lake Tahoe region.

Each was charged with offering a false instrument for filing and uttering a forged instrument, felonies that carry penalties of up to five years in prison.

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