At least two of seven states where a scheme was launched to overturn the 2020 presidential elections have state attorneys general who have sent investigation materials to the federal authorities to determine if criminal activity occurred.
President Joe Biden won each of the seven states — and their Electoral College votes — in his race against former President Donald Trump. But Republicans assembled a slate to elect Trump in those states.Signing documents and delivering them to Washington D.C., in order to have the fake votes counted in the January 6 congressional certificate of the Electoral College.
The plan Trump campaign orchestrated the event (including Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s former personal lawyer), was to send in the fake electors’ votes in order to create confusion over which slate of electors was legitimate. But former Vice President Mike Pence refused to participate in the plot, despite urging from Giuliani; as a result, only the legitimate electors’ votes were counted and Biden was certified as the winner of the election.
Attorneys general in New Mexico and Michigan have started investigations into the false electors’ scheme and have forwarded relevant materials to federal investigators.
“Election laws are the foundation of our democracy and must be respected,” New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas said in a statement.
Dana Nessel, Michigan Attorney General who forwarded investigation materials to the feds earlier this month, said that there was “absolutely” enough evidence to bring criminal charges against the fake electors from her state.
While Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul hasn’t opened a formal investigation, he has expressed support for his state’s inclusion in a federal inquiry into whether any criminal action took place.
“I believe it’s critical that the federal government fully investigates and prosecutes any unlawful actions in furtherance of any seditious conspiracy,” Kaul said.
While federal agencies are investigating, investigations are ongoing into the participation of Republicans in the scheme to reverse the election. are doubling down. One of the fake electors from New Mexico has said that he has “no regrets whatsoever” over his role in forwarding the forged election document.
One of the fake voters from Wisconsin is still alive. was recently named to the board of directors of a new lobbying groupThe state founded it.