Prosecutors in multiple states are investigating false Electoral College submissions

Posted on AllSides January 25th, 2022
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During the chaotic two months following the 2020 presidential election, groups of Republicans in seven states won by Joe Biden met and signed documents falsely asserting that Donald Trump was or may be the rightful recipient of their state's Electoral College votes.

The efforts, which in many cases seem to have been coordinated by high-ranking members of Trump's campaign team, weren't successful. Congress did not accept any of the illegitimate results on Jan. 6, 2021.

But the actions by those groups across the U.S. still may have been illegal.


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