Even a year and a half after the 2020 election, a year and half in which each and every claim made by Donald Trump and his allies about a stolen election have been thoroughly and unequivocally debunked, some of Trump’s fiercest defenders still assert that the election was stolen from Donald Trump.
At one point during the period following the election in which Trump pushed those stolen election claims (and made a great deal of money while doing so by collecting donations for his “legal battle” to overturn the election, Trump allies in multiple states sent groups of fake electors to turn in fraudulent certifications saying Trump won those battleground states. In Fulton County, Georgia, a criminal investigation is ongoing, and some of those allies of Trump’s are being sent “target letters” warning them of the possibility that they may be indicted.
According to Yahoo! News:
‘In the latest sign that she is moving rapidly in her investigation into Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has sent so-called “target” letters to prominent Georgia Republicans informing them they could be indicted for their role in a scheme to appoint alternate electors pledged to the former president despite Joe Biden’s victory in the state, according to legal sources familiar with the matter.’
In a December 2020 meeting in which the scheme to send certifications of the vote by fake electors, some of the officials who received those letters were present, including Republican State Senator Burt Jones, a running mate for Brian Kemp who ran for lieutenant governor, chairman of the Georgia GOP David Schafer, and State Senator Brandon Beach.
‘Jones and Shafer were among those who participated in a closed-door meeting at the state Capitol on Dec. 14, 2020, in which 16 Georgia Republicans selected themselves as the electors for the state, although they had no legal basis for doing so. Shafer, according to a source who was present, presided over the meeting, conducting it as though it was an official proceeding, in which those present voted themselves as the bona fide electors in Georgia — and then signed their names to a declaration to that effect that was sent to the National Archives.’
GOP officials in Fulton County, Georgia, where Fani Willis serves as district attorney, and across the United States claim that Willis’ case is purely partisan, pulling out the same old excuses for the mess they created. Willis, for her part, says that “I don’t make decisions based on what people say about me.’ Other district attorneys should follow suit.
‘The plan by the Trump campaign to designate alternative electors was not limited to Georgia. Pro-Trump Republicans in Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania, New Mexico and Michigan took similar steps — bolstered by constitutional lawyer John Eastman’s view that alternate electors could provide a basis for then-Vice President Mike Pence to reject the certification of Biden’s victory on Jan. 6.’
News: Trump documentary filmmaker Alex Holder has been contacted by the Fulton Co. District Attorney’s office about his potential cooperation with the grand jury investigating the former president’s pressure on Georgia officials to overturn that state’s election results.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) June 28, 2022