Jan 6 committee says fake Trump voters found a month after election

The US House Committee probing the January 6 Capitol riots said it has summoned 14 individuals it allegedly met in December 2020 as part of a plan to act as “alternative electors” for former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. Have given.

The group reported that these individuals were first called for questioning in March 2021, when a non-partisan, non-profit watchdog group, American Oversight, said it had visited Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Obtained fraudulent election certificates from Wisconsin. The certificates reportedly showed an attempt to replace the official presidential electors of the states Biden won with pro-Trump voters.

According to a press release issued Friday, along with the newly issued summons, the House committee is looking to gather information about how fake electoral certificates could be part of an effort to reverse the results of the 2020 election. The committee believes the 14 summoned individuals will be able to shed light on how voters met and who held meetings.

As the Associated Press reports, a warning was accompanied by election certificates from New Mexico and Pennsylvania indicating that Trump had won the court battle that would have turned the outcome in those states his way. However, in the other five states, voters did not give any such warning stating themselves as eligible to submit the certificate.

Representative Benny G. Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat who chaired the committee, said, “We believe the individuals we summoned today have information about how these so-called alternative voters were found and the reasons behind that plan.” Who was it.” “We encourage them to cooperate with the Select Committee’s investigation to get answers about January 6th for the American People and help ensure that nothing like this ever happens again.”

The US House committee probing the January 6 Capitol riots said it has summoned 14 individuals it allegedly met in December 2020 as part of a plan to act as “alternative electors” for former President Donald Trump. In this photo, Representative Benny G. Thompson brings order to January 6 commission hearing July 27, 2021 in Washington, DC
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The House committee says it has information that the summoned persons were found on December 14, 2020, more than a month after Election Day. After those meetings, the groups allegedly submitted bogus slates of Electoral College votes, after which the certificates were transmitted to Congress by “alternative voters,” the committee’s press release said.

The press release said that many people advising Trump or his campaign used fake electoral certificates as a justification for delaying or withholding authentication of the election to a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021.

Federal prosecutors are also reviewing fake electoral certificates, Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco told CNN on Tuesday. She said the Justice Department “is going to follow the facts and the law, wherever they lead, to address any form of conduct and at any level that is part of an attack on our democracy.”

The New Mexico Attorney General’s office has said it is reviewing the counterfeit certificates and has also referred the matter to the Justice Department, CNN said.

Wisconsin’s Election Commission has been considering complaints about fake voters for nearly a year Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Reported. On Wednesday, lawyers for that state sent a letter to the commission saying they would soon take the matter to court if a plan was not released on how the case would be handled.

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