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The case of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel against 16 fake presidential electors, each facing eight felony charges for transmitting false documents in support of Donald Trump, just got a bit stronger as one defendant, James Renner, a 76-year-old retired police officer from Lansing, has agreed to cooperate with the investigation in return for felony charges being dropped. Some legal observers are speculating that there may be others from the pack of defendants who will follow suit rather than face fines and jail time if convicted, which is often times what takes place in cases such as this one. Not expected to flip are defendants Meshawn Maddock, of Milford, who was co-chair of the state GOP when the faux elector scheme was cooked up; Kathy Bergen, who was and still is the Michigan representative on the Republican National Committee (RNC) and is considered a close confidant of RNC chair Ronna Romney McDaniel; and Marian Sheridan, of West Bloomfield, who is the grassroots vice chair of the state party, was one of the plaintiffs in the now dismissed lawsuit attempting to overturn the election returns when Trump lost and is a former member of the Oakland County Republican Party Executive Board. The trio is considered the likely top targets of the investigation, given their roles in the Michigan GOP when the conspiracy to present fake electoral documents took place.

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