January 6 Committee Issues Subpoenas In Plot To Enlist Fake Trump Electors
The House January 6 committee issued more subpoenas as congressional investigators dug deeper into the issue of fake Trump electors from swing states.
The subpoenas were issued to six people which include two Trump campaign members and four GOP officials from battleground states. The Trump campaign officials subpoenaed by the committee are Michael Roman and his deputy Gary Michel Brown.
Both reportedly participated in efforts to promote allegations of fraud in the 2020 election and encourage states legislations to appoint fake “alternate” slate of electors. In the subpoena to Roman and Brown, the committee wrote it has evidence that both of them encouraged state legislators to appoint false electors to alter the 2020 election results.
The committee also found that Roman and Brown were involved in coordinating strategies along with others from the Trump campaign to contact Republican members of state legislators who were in states Trump lost to send alternate electors. The four GOP officials are from Pennsylvania and Arizona including Douglas Mastriano, who is accused of trying to subvert the 2020 election and met with Trump in November 2020, and Kelli Ward, chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party. Ward spoke to Trump and his staff about election certification in Arizona. She also sent messages to an Arizona election official asking them to “stop the counting.”
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Arizona legislator Mark Finchem communicated with the “stop the steal” organization about an event he was supposed to speak at on January 6. Laura Cox, former chairwoman of the Michigan GOP, tried to delay certification in Michigan, especially in Wayne county, where Detriot is located.
Cox and RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel sent a letter to the Michigan Board of Canvasser’s in November 2020 asking to delay the certification of the election for 14 days to wait for Wayne County’s results. This plan was foiled because delaying certification wasn’t possible since they requested an audit before certification was complete, which is against Michigan law.
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