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I know. Shocking. Not.

Here's CNN's take:
https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/20/politics/trump-campaign-offic...

Trump campaign officials, led by Rudy Giuliani, oversaw efforts in December 2020 to put forward illegitimate electors from seven states that Trump lost, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the scheme.

"We fought to seat the electors. The Trump campaign asked us to do that," Meshawn Maddock, co-chair of the Michigan Republican Party, said at a public event last week that was organized by the conservative group Stand Up Michigan, according to a recording obtained by CNN.

That would explain why all 7 of the fake certificates were in the same format. There was indeed a coordinated effort.

The Washington Post is also carrying the story:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/electors-giuli...

The campaign scrambled to help electors gain access to Capitol buildings, as is required in some states, and to distribute draft language for the certificates that would later be submitted to Congress, according to the former campaign officials and party leaders.

In ways that were not publicly known until months later, however, the rival slates were leveraged as evidence in last-ditch efforts to give Vice President Mike Pence the ability to reject Biden’s victory when he presided over the electoral vote count in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Remember, when a Republican says "Stop the Steal," they are reminding you that they were the ones trying to steal the election.


In completely unrelated news, the Department of Justice is looking to hire attorneys. Lots of attorneys.
https://www.justice.gov/legal-careers/vacancies?position=All...

--Peter
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