Republican officials in Arizona planned to deploy a fake electoral college to overturn the 2020 Arizona election in favor of Trump.
Both the Arizona Republican Party chairman and a state senator have expressed concerns about the plan.
Officials were concerned their actions “may look like treason”. The New York Times reported.
Two Arizona Republican officials who helped plot to overturn the 2020 election worried their actions “could look like treason.” The New York Times reported.
Officials planned to install an alternate series of electors to vote for Donald Trump after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election.a similar plan Some Electoral College Candidates Implemented in Georgia may be prosecuted for election interference, conspiracy and extortion.
Arizona Republican Party chairman Kerry Ward and state senator Kerry Townsend both expressed concern about the plans circulated among Trump’s legal team. new york times.
“Ward and Townshend are concerned that it may look like treason. Kenneth Chesebro, an attorney who works for Trump’s campaign, said in an email published in 2020 that the Arizona electorate would eventually lead to voters being ratified as legitimate electors. It is calling for a vote on Monday if there are no pending court proceedings. new york times.
The word “rebellious” was displayed in bold.
The email was sent to a group that included Trump’s personal attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani.
Despite her concerns, Ward eventually backed the plan, falsely claiming it was “Arizona’s 2020 Electoral Voting Certificate,” which Trump voted for the state’s 11 electoral college. signed a document falsely claiming to have won the vote of
Townsend did not sign the document.
Representatives for Ward and Townsend did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
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