In the weeks after the 2020 election, then-President Donald Trump’s allies sent fake certificates to the National Archives declaring that Trump won seven states that he actually lost. The documents had no impact on the outcome of the election, but they are yet another example of how Team Trump tried to subvert the Electoral College — a key line of inquiry for the January 6 committee.
The fake certificates were created by Trump allies in Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada and New Mexico, who sought to replace valid presidential electors from their states with a pro-Trump slate, according to documents obtained by American Oversight.
The documents contain the signatures of Trump supporters who claimed to be the rightful electors from seven states that President Joe Biden won. But these rogue slates of electors didn’t have the backing of any elected officials in the seven states — like a governor or secretary of state, who are involved in certifying election results — and they served no legitimate purpose.
Here’s one of the clowns who did this giving his “justification” for his actions. (He claims to have been an elector but was not.)
The guy who signed the phony declaration saying that the AZ electors are voting for Trump just got confronted by an Arizona Republic reporter. What a worm this guy is. pic.twitter.com/IaIo57TOow
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) January 13, 2022
Apparently the documents have been public for months, but the media is just now figuring out they exist thanks to the January 6 committee.
We already knew this was an attempted coup. This is just more proof.