One of the 16 fake Trump electors being charged in Michigan says she was duped by one of TFG’s lawyers into signing a certificate that Trump had won the 2020 election.
Michele Lundgren, a 73-year-old photographer from Detroit, now faces up to 80 years in prison.
“I was an innocent little bystander in this whole thing, thinking I was doing my civic duty,” Lundgren said.
Lundgren claims she received a call in December asking her to come to the state Republican Party headquarters, where she would allegedly sign a certificate swearing Trump had won the election. Lundgren says the lawyer who told them to walk to the capitol was Ian Northon.
Now she claims that everyone was asked to sign a notecard as a way to sign into the meeting, and then that signature was lifted and placed on the document in question.
John Haggard, another Trump elector from Charlevoix, contended he had a First Amendment right to sign the false electors certificate and said he still believes Trump won Michigan’s election. But Haggard acknowledged that he had merely “scanned” the certificate to which he added his name.
“Did I really read it and understand it?” the 81-year-old said. “Probably not.”Deadline Detroit
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says she has proof that the 16 fake electors knew what they were doing, and purposely joined an effort to undermine democracy and anoint Trump as winner of Michigan.