NEW YORK (Dagbladet): The former president of the United States still claims that the 2020 elections were stolen from him. Despite countless court rounds, polls and reviews, no evidence of widespread electoral fraud has been found.
On January 6 last year, Trump supporters launched a deadly attack on Congress in an attempt to stop Joe Biden’s adoption as the country’s next president.
A special committee in Congress is now investigating this incident. They are now gathering massive amounts of information from witnesses and documents, and there are more and more details about what happened in the days leading up to the violent attack.
The main character is Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. He was the one who spoke most publicly on behalf of the president after the election defeat. He has attempted to reverse the outcome of the election through the court system, speaking at Trump’s large rally in Washington, D.C. before attacking Congress.
In addition, it now turns out that he orchestrated a cunning plan to find “alternate” voters and put them in crucial states to try to get the result in Trump’s favor even if the president had already lost, according to CNN And Washington Post.
After the American electorate has their say, there is an electoral college made up of electors from different states, who then vote on the basis of public opinion. It takes more than 270 electoral votes to become president.
According to CNN and The Washington Post, Giuliani is said to have orchestrated a sweeping plan to lure Trump-friendly voters in seven crucial states, which Trump lost, to the December 14, 2020 vote.
This should have been a key part of the plan to reverse the election result before it was approved in Congress on January 6. The plan included, among other things, that the Trump campaign filled with supporters in state councils, securing conference rooms where they could meet. In addition, they distributed forged certificates, which were later sent to the US National Archives.
Publicly, Trump and some of his close advisers have called for “alternative” voters in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Arizona, Wisconsin, Nevada and New Mexico. But behind the scenes, Giuliani and the Trump camp actively coordinated to make this happen, according to CNN.
Trump’s alternative voters have come together publicly, and Giuliani has said publicly that it was absolutely necessary and appropriate. However, many Republicans refused to join the plan, the Washington Post wrote.
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The idea was then that Trump’s Vice President, Mike Pence, would have a chance to stop or delay ratification in Congress.
Boris Epstein, a Trump campaign adviser, told the newspaper he had taken part in phone meetings with Giuliani, among others, to discuss voter participation.
– This was completely in sync with the overall effort to get the score back to the States. With electoral fraud widespread across the country, the 12th Constitutional Amendment and the Electoral Vote Counting Act, it was important to have alternative electors available when a challenge to the state’s Electoral College was successful, Epstein told the Washington Post.
On Tuesday this week, both Epstein and Giuliani were called to testify before the Jan. 6 panel.
The committee chair, Democrat Penny Thompson, told reporters Tuesday that they are investigating whether the whole thing was a grand conspiracy in which the White House also participated in the development of these fake voters.
“It’s a concern,” Thompson said.
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