Meadows And Giuliani Slapped With Indictments?

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Mark Meadows, former Chief of Staff to President Trump, and attorney Rudy Giuliani are among those indicted in Arizona for their alleged roles in election interference. The indictments also target 11 Republicans who falsely claimed Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election in Arizona, accusing them of conspiracy, fraud, and forgery. This group includes significant figures such as the former chair of the Arizona Republican Party, a 2022 U.S. Senate candidate, and two current state legislators. These charges mark Arizona as the fourth state to indict so-called “fake electors.”

These 11 individuals had gathered in Phoenix on December 14, 2020, signing a certificate asserting their status as electors and falsely declaring Trump the victor in Arizona. This document, despite being forwarded to Congress and the National Archives, was disregarded. Following the dismissal of a lawsuit they filed to decertify Biden’s win—which lacked standing and factual support according to U.S. District Judge Diane Humetewa—the group proceeded with the certificate signing.

The actions of these individuals are part of a broader pattern of indictments related to fake electors, with similar legal actions taken in Nevada, Michigan, and Georgia. In contrast, in Wisconsin, involved Republicans settled a civil lawsuit acknowledging their attempt to overturn Biden’s victory, though no criminal charges have been pursued there. Former President Trump himself has been indicted over orchestrating this scheme.

In a separate yet related case, two Republican officials from a rural Arizona county face felony charges for delaying the canvassing of the 2022 general election results, to which they have pled not guilty. The recent legal actions underscore ongoing repercussions from the contested 2020 election results and efforts to challenge them.

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