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Michigan State Officials are investigating whether fake electors broke any laws

Signs direct people to the entrance of the Clark County Election Department during Nevada's election last month.
Signs direct people to the entrance of the Clark County Election Department during Nevada's election last month.

State officials say they’re looking into whether people who tried flip the results of the 2020 presidential election in Michigan broke any laws.

“Yes. I do think laws were broken here and I do think there needs to be some sort of accountability” said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Michigan’s top election official.

She says efforts to flip Michigan’s electoral votes to Donald Trump amounted to an attempt to steal votes. That’s because the majority of voters cast their ballots for Joe Biden.

Benson says she’s also shared information from her office with a congressional inquiry into the January 6th insurrection. She says the effort to subvert the presidential election crossed state
boundaries, which could mean federal laws were broken.