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Arizona Charges Eleven ‘Fake Electors’ in 2020 Election Scheme

In Arizona, a grand jury has indicted eleven Republicans for their roles in submitting false documents claiming Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election in the state. 

The charges include conspiracy, fraud, and forgery. 

The defendants consist of notable figures such as Kelli Ward, the former chair of the Arizona Republican Party, and several state legislators. 

This group, along with an undisclosed individual believed to be Trump, met on December 14, 2020, and falsely declared themselves as the state’s official electors. 

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This action was part of a broader effort by some Republican groups across various states to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory. 

The false document they signed was sent to Congress and the National Archives but was disregarded. 

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes, a Democrat, emphasized her commitment to protecting American democracy by bringing these charges. 

The accused had previously attempted to legally challenge the election results, which were dismissed by U.S. District Judge Diane Humetewa for lack of standing and factual support. 

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The implications of these actions have led to a series of legal challenges in other states as well. 

In Nevada, six individuals were indicted for similar offenses. 

Michigan and Georgia have also seen legal actions against alleged fake electors, with defendants pleading not guilty. 

Wisconsin’s fake electors settled a civil lawsuit, acknowledging their attempts to subvert the election results, though no criminal charges have been pursued in the state. 

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Meanwhile, Trump faces a federal indictment related to these events, marking him as a central figure in the scheme to use fake electors as a means to illegitimately maintain power. 

Additionally, other election-related charges in Arizona include indictments against two Republican officials who interfered with the 2022 general election results. 

This ongoing legal scrutiny highlights the continued fallout from attempts to undermine the electoral process. 

The unfolding of these events underscores the severity with which the legal system is treating attempts to disrupt or falsify the democratic process, particularly in critical battleground states.

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