Meshawn Maddock, 51, former co-chair for the Michigan Republican Party, was arraigned this week on criminal charges related to the 2020 signing and submission of a certificate falsely stating Donald Trump won Michigan’s 2020 presidential election.
Meshawn pleaded not guilty to eight charges in front of Lansing Magistrate Laura Millmore on Tuesday, and had no attorney present for her arraignment. She declined court-appointed counsel.
Meshawn was released on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond. She is barred from out of state travel or from possessing any firearm or other dangerous weapon (*that’s gotta hurt!).
Meshawn is expected back in court on Aug. 4 for a probable cause conference and later for an Aug. 11 preliminary examination, according to court records.
The former GOP leader was one of 16 people charged with crimes related to the fake elector document scheme. Attorney General Dana Nessel charged the 16 last week with eight felony counts, including forgery and conspiracy to commit election law forgery.
Another defendant, Mari-Ann Henry, 65, has already been arraigned and pleaded not guilty. All other defendants in the case are scheduled for Aug. 10 arraignments.
Trump lost the election in Michigan to President Joe Biden by 154,000 votes. This result has been upheld by dozens of audits, multiple court rulings and a Republican-led Senate investigation of the election.