Nevada judge dismisses lawsuit against Trump voters, citing jurisdiction

A Nevada judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against six Republicans who falsely submitted certificates claiming Donald Trump won the 2020 election.

Clark County District Court Judge Mary Kay Holthus ruled that the state chose the wrong jurisdiction to file the lawsuit.

Trump supporters were dispatched in Nevada and six states won by Joe Biden Documents that make it look official to Congress that Trump is the real winner. In Nevada, they were charged in December with issuing a false instrument for recording and uttering a forged instrument, which carries a maximum sentence of four or five years in prison. Among the accused voters is Nevada GOP Chairman Michael J. McDonald’s included.

A spokeswoman for Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford told The Washington Post that the state plans to appeal the judge’s decision “immediately.” The statute of limitations expired shortly after the suit was filed in Clark County, making refiling the suit in another jurisdiction seemingly impossible.

Three of the Nevada Republicans referred questions to their attorneys, who did not immediately return phone calls. Three other Republicans did not immediately return phone calls or could not immediately be reached.

Republicans in four other states — Arizona, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin — face separate charges from local or state prosecutors. Their cases will not be affected by Friday’s ruling.

Republicans in the remaining states, Pennsylvania and New Mexico, were not charged. Unlike other states, the documents they submitted included language that said their electoral votes would only be counted if Trump was determined to be the true winner.

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Amy Gardner and Hayden Godfrey contributed to this report.

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