In his attempt to spread the Big Lie – the lie that says Donald Trump actually won the 2020 presidential election but it was stolen from him by Democrats, Republican secretaries of state, election volunteers, a vote tabulating machine manufacturing company, Sharpies, Italy, and the long-dead president of Venezuela – Trump not only publicly planted the false election claims, but his supporters actually tried to send in fake certifications of electoral votes to have Trump reinstated in office.
Lawsuit filed over fake electors out of Wisconsin, @PeteWilliamsNBC reports: https://t.co/0eMvqczgEB
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) May 17, 2022
As questions continue as to how much the Trump campaign knew or participated in the scheme to submit fake documents to the National Archives, ten fake electors in Wisconsin face a lawsuit. It is the first case of one of the fake electors, which were found in more than one state, being held accountable. Electoral members were thw first to file the legal action.
According to NBC News:
‘The lawsuit, filed in state court in Wisconsin, argues that even though the Republicans were unsuccessful in having their alternate slate of electoral votes counted, “they caused significant harm simply by trying, and there is every reason to believe that they will try again if given the opportunity.”
‘The suit alleges that the Republican electors violated several state and federal laws. “Thus far, however, none of the fraudulent electors has been held accountable,” it reads. “This lawsuit seeks to change that.”’
Twitter had a lot to say about this breaking story. Read some of their comments below: