Former President Donald Trump’s recent set of criminal charges involves the efforts to deny the legitimacy of the votes of the people of Michigan during the 2020 presidential election.
Michigan Advance reporter Anna Liz Nichols sits down with MichMash host Cheyna Roth to discuss how the Fulton County grand jury connected Michigan to the Georgia case.
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In this episode:
- Michigan’s multiple mentions in the Fulton County, Ga. indictment on former President Donald Trump.
- Inflation Reduction Act
- Transgender Michiganders seeking name changes.
As Nichols points out, Michiganders may be wondering why their state’s name is in the Georgia indictment.
“I fully understand the shock and amusement of seeing Michigan — a state 800 miles away from Georgia — mentioned at length at this indictment.”
Most of the mentions of Michigan are stories that have already hit the headlines. The Fulton County grand jury put intent behind the actions that happened in public view.
The grand jury is essentially using Michigan as a building block to help structure their case.
“[Fulton County] makes mention of the fake electors conspiracies which took place in several battle ground states,” Nichols explains.
In regards to the Republican reaction, Nichols sees Trump’s support waning in Michigan.
“The volume has been turned down…not to say it’s mute. I think that the Republican party in Michigan — kind of illustrated by some of the surprising votes in our 2022 midterm elections — is still trying to sort out what their priorities are going to be in terms of backing Trump,” Nichols says.
Trump arrived in Georgia last week to surrender on charges he tried to overturn the 2020 election. He has denied any wrongdoing.
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