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Project 2025 Leader Defends Fake Electors Scheme

Media Matters has the transcript: CALLER: You talked to that other caller about the Constitution. Well, I don’t think I want anyone who said I will suspend the Constitution to keep myself in power and told his vice president to reject Biden electors and keep his fake electors just like he told Mike Pence. I don’t think I want anyone …

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Jenna Ellis Pleads Not Guilty In AZ Fake Electors Case

NBC News reports: Jenna Ellis, an attorney for Donald Trump during his 2020 presidential campaign, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in the “fake electors” case in Arizona, where she and 17 other defendants face forgery, fraud and conspiracy charges related to alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. All 18 of those charged have pleaded not guilty in Arizona. Ellis …

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Giuliani: “I’m Very Proud” Of AZ Fake Elector Actions

Phoenix’s NBC affiliate reports: “This is a complete misuse of the criminal process to interfere with the 2024 election,” Giuliani said. Asked whether he had any regrets about his actions related to the election interference case, Giuliani said, “Oh, my goodness, no,” adding, “I’m very, very proud of it.” “But you don’t seem to be presuming me innocent. You seem …

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MUGSHOT: Giuliani Booked In AZ Fake Electors Case

The Associated Press reports: Weeks after being served with a notice of his indictment, former New York Mayor and ex-president Donald Trump Rudy Giuliani was processed on Monday in the so-called fake electors case. His mugshot was released just after 2 p.m. On May 21, Giuliani and 10 others pleaded not guilty to nine felony charges of conspiracy, forgery, and …

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Meadows Pleads Not Guilty In AZ Fake Electors Case

The Arizona Republic reports: Two top aides to Donald Trump pleaded not guilty Friday morning to charges stemming from a plan to keep him in the White House by falsely certifying he won the state in 2020. Mark Meadows, Trump’s former chief of staff, and Michael “Mike” Roman, a member of Trump’s campaign team, were arraigned in a Maricopa County …

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Wisconsin AG Charges Chesebro In Fake Electors Plot

The Washington Post reports: Wisconsin’s attorney general filed charges Tuesday against an aide and two attorneys who advised Donald Trump over a meeting of Republicans who claimed to be the state’s 2020 presidential electors even though Trump had lost the state. The charges are the first in Wisconsin related to the meeting of electors. Prosecutors have separately charged Republicans who …

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Some Indicted Fake Electors Will Be 2024 Electors

The Washington Post reports: Republican activists in at least three states where Donald Trump tried to reverse his defeat in 2020 — nearly all of them under criminal indictment for casting electoral votes for him despite his loss — are poised to reprise their roles as presidential electors this year. Six activists in Michigan, Nevada and New Mexico have made …

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Some AZ Fake Electors Claim They Can’t Afford Lawyers

Newsweek reports: Some Republicans charged in the Arizona fake electors plot have been unable to afford lawyers, ahead of their scheduled court appearances. Brahm Resnik of KPNX news in Arizona on Tuesday shared a thread of posts on X, formerly Twitter, discussing the arraignment of many defendants charged in a scheme to overturn the 2020 election results. In another post, …

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Giuliani Arraigned On Arizona Fake Elector Charges

The New York Times reports: The arraignments of Rudolph W. Giuliani and 10 other allies of Donald J. Trump were underway on Tuesday morning in an Arizona criminal case that charges them with trying to keep Mr. Trump in power after he lost the 2020 presidential election. A total of 50 people — including Mr. Trump, who has locked up …

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Eastman To Be Arraigned Today With AZ Fake Electors

Phoenix’s NBC affiliate reports: Starting Friday morning, Arizona’s “fake electors” case will get going with the first of the 18 defendants walking into a basement courtroom in downtown Phoenix. One arraignment is scheduled Friday, for John C. Eastman. Eastman is the 64-year-old conservative law professor and former Trump lawyer who was the father of the fake elector scheme, according to …

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Michigan AG Uncovers New Dirt On Kenneth Chesebro

CNN reports: Google and X, formerly Twitter, recently provided hundreds of files to Michigan prosecutors for their 2020 election subversion probe, complying with search warrants that investigators obtained after CNN revealed secret social media accounts belonging to pro-Trump lawyer Kenneth Chesebro, who played a major role in the fake electors plot. According to the new documents provided to Michigan prosecutors, …

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Arizona GOP Taps Fake Elector For RNC Committee

NBC News reports: The Arizona GOP has selected state Sen. Jake Hoffman, a “fake elector” indicted last week and accused of working to overturn President Joe Biden’s 2020 win in Arizona, as a national committeeman for the Republican National Committee. Hoffman — who was indicted Wednesday along with 17 other people, including former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows …

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Indicted Lawyer To Keep RNC “Election Integrity” Job

The Washington Post reports: When conservative lawyer and media personality Christina Bobb became one of the latest members of Donald Trump’s inner circle to be charged in connection with the effort to reverse the 2020 presidential election results, it became immediately clear she would not have to give up her day job: senior counsel to the Republican National Committee’s election …

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Giuliani, Meadows, Eastman, Ellis, Epshteyn And State GOP Officials Indicted In Arizona Fake Electors Probe

From the Arizona Attorney General’s office: Attorney General Kris Mayes today announced that the State Grand Jury has returned indictments in the ongoing investigation into the fake elector scheme in Arizona. The following individuals are named as defendants in the indictment: Kelli Ward, Tyler Bowyer, Nancy Cottle, Jacob Hoffman, Anthony Kern [photo], James Lamon, Robert Montgomery, Samuel Moorhead, Lorraine Pellegrino, …

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Michigan Prosecutors Say Trump, Giuliani And Meadows Are “Unindicted Co-Conspirators” In Fake Electors Plot

The Detroit News reports: Michigan prosecutors consider former President Donald Trump and some of his top aides co-conspirators in the plot to submit a certificate falsely claiming he won Michigan’s 2020 election, an investigator for Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office testified Wednesday in court. Howard Shock, a special agent for Nessel, said Trump; Mark Meadows, who was Trump’s chief of …

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Georgia Lt. Gov. Burt Jones To Face Fake Elector Probe

The New York Times reports: Lt. Gov. Burt Jones of Georgia will be investigated for his role as a fake elector for Donald J. Trump in the 2020 presidential election, a state official said Thursday. Fani T. Willis, the district attorney of Fulton County, Ga., has already brought racketeering and other charges against Mr. Trump and several top allies in …

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Gosar And Biggs Subpoenaed In AZ Fake Electors Probe

Politico reports: Arizona investigators probing Republicans’ efforts to overturn the state’s 2020 election results have subpoenaed two members of Congress who were among Donald Trump’s closest Capitol Hill allies in the scheme. The subpoenas to Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar, which have not previously been reported, ordered the two Arizona Republicans to testify before a grand jury. There is …

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Subpoenas Issued In Arizona Fake Electors Probe

CNN reports: Prosecutors in Arizona have issued several grand jury subpoenas in recent weeks to people connected to efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election in that state, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. The subpoenas suggest the state-level probe is accelerating ahead of the 2024 presidential election, when Trump is …

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Wisconsin Fake Elector: I Was “Tricked” Into Signing

The Hill reports: The former chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party said Sunday he was “tricked” into signing documents alleging former President Trump won the 2020 election as part of the state’s “fake elector” scheme. Andrew Hitt told Anderson Cooper in a “60 Minutes” interview that he was advised by the state GOP’s legal counsel to sign the documents as …

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Wisconsin Fake Elector: I Was Terrified Of The Cult

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: The former chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party in a new interview claims he sent Congress paperwork he signed posing as an elector for Donald Trump following the former president’s 2020 election loss out of fear for his safety from the candidate’s supporters. Andrew Hitt, who was chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin during …

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