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16 Fake Georgia Trump Electors Identified As Subjects Of Election Fraud Investigation

Atlanta prosecutor Fani Willis, who is heading Georgia’s probe into former President Donald Trump and possible election fraud, announced that 16 fake electors have been made aware that the investigation targeting them, according to a Tuesday court filing.

They will be required to testify in front of the special grand jury.

However, according to a motion filed on Tuesday, 11 of the electors say prosecutors wrongly told them they were witnesses, claiming they were misled when they had agreed to voluntary interviews. It also said two of the electors had participated in interviews in April.

“It is worth noting that Georgia law does not require either the District Attorney or the grand jury to notify witnesses of their status as a potential target prior to their testimony,” Willis’ filing contended.

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The electors’ attorney said that though his clients were involved in Trump and his allies’ scheme to overturn the election, they “did not and could not have had any involvement in or knowledge of” the complete plan. The Republican fake electors didn’t know the larger implications and that their votes would be “misused” to pressure then-Vice President Mike Pence to use his position as overseer of the electoral count to certify Joe Biden as president to overturn the election in favor of Trump.

“[The plan] was not even conceived until several weeks after the GOP electors had completed their contingent electoral slates on December 14, 2020,” attorneys for the Republican elector nominees wrote, “and, in any event, it was never disclosed to or discussed with the nominee electors at any time.”

Willis’ investigation surrounds a January 2, 2021, phone call between the former president and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in which Trump urged Raffensperger to “find the votes” to keep Georgia red.

Trump has maintained his innocence, calling Willis’ investigation a “political witchhunt.”

Rose Carter

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