Michigan Republican Party co-chair Meshawn Maddock helped orchestrate an effort to overturn the state's 2020 presidential election results by seating illegitimate electors, shesays in a recording obtained by CNN.
"We fought to seat the electors. The Trump campaign asked us to do that," Meshawn Maddock, co-chair of the Michigan Republican Party, said at a public event last week that was organized by the conservative group Stand Up Michigan.
Maddock was also one of the 16 Trump supporters from Michigan who served as fake electors and signed the illegitimate certificate that was sent to the National Archives.
Trump campaign officials ran a similar play in six other states, CNN reports.
Attorney General Dana Nessel said earlier this week that there was enough evidence to charge Maddock and her cohort and that she'd given federal prosecutors the details of a year-long investigation into the situation. State-level charges could be forthcoming.
Here's a full transcript of the 38-second recording published by CNN:
"[Matt Maddock] fought for investigations into every part of the election we could. He fought for a team of people to come and testify in front of the committee. We fought to seat the electors. Um, the Trump campaign asked us to do that -- under a lot of scrutiny for that today. My husband has, he's suffered for that a little bit in Lansing because it's not very popular, but you know when you represent the whole state of Michigan and that's what I see it now. I realize that even though you're going to vote for somebody to be your next state representative, your next state senator, the truth is, this body of people, they represent all of us."