Three contributors to the Trump electoral scheme during the previous election have been charged in Wisconsin due to their involvement in forging fake electoral certificates.

Attorney Kenneth Chesebro, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Jim Troupis and Trump’s campaign operative Mike Roman, were each charged with a single count of forgery after delivering false sets of elector certificates to Congress in Dec. 2020. They aimed to send unappointed electors to Washington.

The June 3 complaint was primarily comprised of text messages and documents associated with Chesebro.

Chesebro’s strategy involved sending false presidential electors to initiate a conflict on Jan 6. 2021, the date of the insurrection on the Capitol. Court documents provide that the men gave a Pennsylvania congressman’s staffer fake electoral paperwork to deliver to former Vice President Mike Pence.

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The defendants face a maximum of six years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Their initial court appearance is expected in September and the case will likely intersect with the upcoming presidential election.

The electoral strategy was primarily planned and executed in Wisconsin but was later incorporated into other states. The scheme was utilized in seven states, and charges have already been filed in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan and Nevada.

Special counsel Jack Smith identified Chesebro as an unindicted co-conspirator in the criminal case against Trump in Washington, as he thought him to be the source of Trump’s legal and political strategy.

Chesebro and Roman received nominal sentences in Georgia and were identified as unindicted co-conspirators in Arizona. Chesebro plead guilty in Georgia and Roman pled not guilty in Georgia and is expected to plead not guilty in Arizona as well.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D), issued a brief, one-word statement on X, formerly known as Twitter, after the charges were filed that read, “Good.”

According to Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul (D), said the investigation is ongoing.

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