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Fake Electors and Fake Crimes in Georgia

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2023
From The Right
Elections, 2020 Elections, Georgia, Electors
Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

While I have been unstinting in condemning efforts to bend the law beyond recognition to find a charge that will stick to Donald Trump, I have thus far mostly avoided commenting on the possible charges being contemplated in Georgia involving Trump’s efforts to get electors certified from a state he lost in 2020. We simply do not have a really clear fix at this point on exactly what legal theory would support charges. On the one hand, state election laws may create crimes that are rarely prosecuted because they are rarely committed, and so may provide...

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