NEW YORK (Dagbladet): The former President of the United States still claims the 2020 election was stolen from him. Despite countless rounds of justice, polls and scrutiny, no evidence of widespread voter fraud has been found.
On January 6 last year, Trump supporters launched a deadly attack on Congress to try to stop Joe Biden from being certified as the country’s next president.
A special committee in Congress is now investigating the incident. They are now accumulating vast amounts of information from witnesses and documents, and the details of what happened in the days leading up to the violent attack are growing.
A key figure is Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani. He was the one who spoke out most publicly for the president after the election defeat. He attempted to reverse the election result through the court system, and he spoke at Trump’s large demonstration in Washington DC just before the attack on Congress.
In addition, it is now revealed that he is said to have coordinated a cunning plan to find and place “alternative” voters in key states to try to get the outcome in Trump’s favour, even if the president said he actually lost CNN and Washington Post.
After American voters speak out, there is an electoral college made up of voters from the various states who then vote based on popular opinion. It takes over 270 votes from the Electoral College to become President.
According to CNN and the Washington Post, Giuliani is said to have coordinated a sweeping plan to get pro-Trump voters in seven key states that Trump lost to vote on December 14, 2020.
This should have been a key part of the plan to reverse the election result before confirmation in Congress on Jan. 6. Among other things, the plan provided for the Trump campaign to fill state legislatures with their supporters and secure meeting rooms where they could meet. They also distributed false certifications that were later sent to the US National Archives.
Publicly, only Trump and some of his closest advisers called for “alternative” voters in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Arizona, Wisconsin, Nevada and New Mexico. But behind the scenes, Giuliani and the Trump camp were actively coordinating to make this happen, writes CNN.
Trump’s alternative voters rallied openly, and Giuliani publicly said it was absolutely necessary and appropriate. However, several Republicans have declined to go along with the plan, writes The Washington Post.
The idea at the time was that Trump’s Vice President Mike Pence would have the ability to stop or delay certification in Congress.
Trump’s campaign advisor Boris Epshteyn told the newspaper that he took part in telephone calls with Giuliani, among others, to discuss the turnout.
– This totally coincided with the whole hassle of sending the result back to the States. With widespread voter fraud across the country, the 12th Amendment and the Vote Counting Act, it is important to have alternative voters available if a state Electoral College challenge is successful, Epshteyn told the Washington Post.
On Tuesday of this week, both Epshteyn and Giuliani were subpoenaed to testify before the January 6 committee.
The committee’s chairman, Democrat Bennie Thompson, told reporters Tuesday it was investigating whether the whole thing was a grand conspiracy that also involved the White House in developing these bogus voters.
“This is worrying,” Thompson said.