We Got Yer Election Fraud Right Here

H/T Scissorhead Skinny-D

This fraud election certification story was getting a lot of attention last night on Twitter when Rachel Maddow did a segment on it (this story is buried in another story in Politico, note that the heading is third-level):

Forged election documents in Michigan and Arizona

As Trump’s team pushed its discredited voter fraud narrative, the National Archives received forged certificates of ascertainment declaring him and then-Vice President Mike Pence the winners of both Michigan and Arizona and their electors after the 2020 election. Public records requests show the secretaries of state for those states sent those certificates to the Jan. 6 panel, along with correspondence between the National Archives and state officials about the documents.

Spokespeople for the Michigan and Arizona secretaries of state declined to comment on the documents. The offices confirmed that Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, both Democrats, and their staff met with the panel in November.

“They mostly discussed election administration in Arizona, the 2020 elections, threats/harassment directed toward the office, and the Cyber Ninja’s partisan ballot review,” said Hobbs’ spokesperson C. Murphy Hebert.

Benson and her staff took questions from the committee on the 2020 election and events leading up to the Jan. 6 riot, according to Tracy Wimmer, a spokesperson for Benson.

The National Archives sent emails to the Arizona secretary of state on Dec. 11, 2020, passing along the forged certificates “for your awareness” and informing the state officials the Archives would not accept them.

Arizona then took legal action against at least one of the groups who sent in the fake documents, sending a cease and desist letter to a pro-Trump “sovereign citizen” group telling them to stop using the state seal and referring the matter to the state attorney general.

“By affixing the state seal to documents containing false and misleading information about the results of Arizona’s November 3, 2020 General Election, you undermine the confidence in our democratic institutions,” Hobbs wrote to one of the pro-Trump groups.

That group’s leader, Lori Osiecki, had told the Arizona Republic in December 2020 that she decided to send in the certificates after taking part in post-election rallies and after attending a daylong meeting in Phoenix that had included Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.

The group that forged the Michigan certification had not used the state seal, and it appears state officials there took no further action after the Archives rejected it.

Memory being the Liberal Blogger Superpower, I recalled this happening in 2020 during the lead-up to the Stupid Coup, and we laughed about how amateurish it was.

I don’t think this is worthy of being a ¡GASP! new revelation unless the January 6 Committee find a smoking gun from Hair Füror’s inner campaign telling these mouth-breathing mopes and dopes to do it. But it is illustrative of how little regard Republicans have for the law. I hope Arizona throws the book at them.

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5 Responses to We Got Yer Election Fraud Right Here

  1. I hope Arizona throws the book at them.

    If we had an AG who gave a flying fuck about the rule of law, that might happen.

    Unfortunately AG Brnovich is far more interested in burnishing his MAGA cred ahead of running for future office, so he’s concentrated on suing cities and counties for tryanny trying to do anything to keep their citizens alive by enacting masking and vaccination orders, protecting Arizona children from the horrors of learning actual American History, and suing the Federal gummint over and over for stoopid shit like BORDER and “Overturn the election in those other states, plz!” like all the other MAGA AG’s did.

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  2. robginchicago says:

    I can’t find it right now, but I remember Joaquin Castro recently tweeted the precise federal statute being violated by each and every signer and drafter and promoter of those forged/fraudulent Official Electors results in at least 5 States. Just another bunch of serious federal felony violations that Merrick Garland’s DOJ can ignore.

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  3. annieasksyou says:

    The count is up to seven; I’m sure there will be more. I think it should be a big story bc of the apparent coordination-all documents were identical. We’re battling against forces claiming the election was fraudulent against trump; it wouldn’t hurt to indict fraudulent electors in multiple states, methinks.

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