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Michigan Republican charged in false elector plot agrees to cooperation deal

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Attorney General's office says a Michigan Republican accused of participating in a fake elector plot had his case dismissed Thursday after a cooperation agreement was reached. James Renner had eight criminal charges related to the fake elector plot.

In July, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced that a group of 16 Michigan Republicans would face eight criminal charges, including multiple counts of forgery, for acting as fake electors for then-President Donald Trump. All 16 had pleaded not guilty. Renner’s lawyer said in court that he and his client “were excited with this result.”


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