Michele Lundgren, wife of sff artist Carl Lundgren, is one of 16 Michigan residents charged with multiple felonies for their role in the alleged false electors scheme following the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced yesterday Lundgren and each of the other defendants have been charged with:
- One count of Conspiracy to Commit Forgery, a 14-year felony,
- Two counts of Forgery, a 14-year felony,
- One count of Conspiracy to Commit Uttering and Publishing, a 14-year felony,
- One count of Uttering and Publishing, a 14-year felony,
- One count of Conspiracy to Commit Election Law Forgery, a 5-year felony, and,
- Two counts of Election Law Forgery, a 5-year felony.
“The false electors’ actions undermined the public’s faith in the integrity of our elections and, we believe, also plainly violated the laws by which we administer our elections in Michigan,” said Nessel. “My department has prosecuted numerous cases of election law violations throughout my tenure, and it would be malfeasance of the greatest magnitude if my department failed to act here in the face of overwhelming evidence of an organized effort to circumvent the lawfully cast ballots of millions of Michigan voters in a presidential election.”
The defendants are alleged to have met covertly in the basement of the Michigan Republican Party headquarters on December 14, 2020 and signed their names to multiple certificates stating they were the “duly elected and qualified electors for President and Vice President of the United States of America for the State of Michigan.” These false documents were then transmitted to the United States Senate and National Archives in a coordinated effort to award the state’s electoral votes to the candidate of their choosing, in place of the candidates actually elected by the people of Michigan.
Each of the 16 charged defendants will next appear in 54-A District Court in Ingham County, MI (site of the state capital) for individual arraignments.
Detroit resident Michele Lundgren is married to Carl Lundgren, famous for his rock music poster art, who also has painted hundreds of sff book covers. He co-founded the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) and won four Chesley Awards between 1985-1995. She has been doing artwork of her own as a photographer; two books, The Photographic Eye and Side Streets.
In 2022 Michele Lundgren unsuccessfully ran as a Republican candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives in District 9. She was decisively defeated by a Democrat who received 91% of the vote.
[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]