Lord love a duck, Ginni Thomas was in it up to her eyeballs and Clarence Thomas should resign:
Just days after media organizations called the race for Biden in Arizona and nationwide, Thomas urged the lawmakers to “stand strong in the face of political and media pressure.” She told the lawmakers the responsibility to choose electors was “yours and yours alone” and said they have “power to fight back against fraud.
The WaPo has images of the emails in the story, too. The article goes on to list the many, many shell organizations Ginni is involved with and how they used all of them to pressure lawmakers. As Hillary Clinton famously said, a vast right wing conspiracy.
We now cut over to Axios email thingie to cut through the long WaPo article to the gist of the matter:
Driving the news: Thomas — who never specifically named Trump or President Biden — on Nov. 9, 2020, emailed a pair of Arizona state lawmakers asking them to follow their “Constitutional duty” and take steps to “fight back against fraud.”
- The emails show that Thomas played a role in attempting to keep Trump in power by overturning the 2020 election results.
Details: “Please stand strong in the face of political and media pressure. Please reflect on the awesome authority granted to you by our Constitution,” Thomas said in an email to Arizona state Rep. Shawna Bolick.
- “And then please take action to ensure that a clean slate of Electors is chosen for our state.”
Context: The U.S. Constitution gives state legislatures the authority to direct how electors are selected in the state.
- In Arizona, all state elector votes are given to the candidate that won the popular vote in the state. By asking lawmakers to choose new electors after Biden’s victory in the state, Thomas is suggesting that the legislature can potentially undermine the popular vote.
This is a big story. Let’s keep an eye on it.