Trump supporters charged in plot to tamper with voting machines after 2020 election

A Trump-endorsed former candidate for attorney general and a former lawmaker were criminally charged in relation to a plot to breach voting machines and tamper with voting data after the 2020 election results rolled in, USA Today reported.

Former candidate for Michigan attorney general Matt DePerno and former Michigan state Rep. Daire Rendon are facing multiple felony charges including undue possession of a voting machine.

DePerno lost his bid for attorney general in 2022. He was also endorsed by Trump in his bid for Michigan GOP Chair earlier this year. He was additionally charged with conspiracy in the case.

In January, Trump called DePerno “the only candidate who has a proven background on election integrity, fundraising, party unity, and has my complete trust.”

“He’s going to make sure that you are going to have law and order and fair elections,” Trump also once told a Texas audience.

Former Michigan state GOP Rep. Rendon, who was charged with conspiracy to commit undue possession of a voting machine and false pretenses participated in a lawsuit seeking to overturn Michigan’s 2020 presidential election results, claiming that voting tech company Dominion had rigged voting machines.

Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson said the investigation is still ongoing and the charges against DePerno and Rendon were “the result of a thorough decision-making process by an independent citizen’s grand jury.”

“Although our office made no recommendations to the grand jury as to whether an indictment should be issued or not, we support the grand jury’s decision and we will prosecute each of the cases as they have directed in the sole interests of justice,” Hilson said.

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