There remain multiple, ongoing investigations related to the sham electors supporting then-outgoing President Donald Trump in multiple states after the 2020 presidential election despite Joe Biden winning in these jurisdictions. In a new report, CNN said the state attorney general’s office in New Mexico is now among the teams examining developments.
“The New Mexico attorney general’s office is also investigating the fake electors put forward from that state, CNN has confirmed,” the outlet said on Thursday. That investigation comes alongside similar investigations in at least Arizona and Nevada. In Arizona, the probe has not yet resulted in criminal charges against the individuals who signed on as electors for Trump, but the Democrat currently serving as Arizona’s attorney general only took office in January, replacing a Republican, so that’s a factor there.
Two other state investigations have already resulted in criminal charges for sham electors backing Trump, including in Michigan and Georgia. In the case in the latter state, Trump himself is also charged, and the individuals who joined the fake elector assemblage around the time the legitimate electors cast their votes could, reports imply, be a target for prospective plea deals. Those deals, if struck, would generally entail the defendants then providing testimony for prosecutors, in this case led by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. A recent report from The Guardian said that Willis did not intend to offer plea deals to Trump and defendants close to him including allies Rudy Giuliani and Mark Meadows. Read more at this link.