Fake Donald Trump voters settle civil lawsuit in Wisconsin, agreeing President Biden won

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — 10 Republicans who pretended to be electors for Trump in the first place and falsely claimed he had won the contest in Wisconsin, these individuals have settled on a civil lawsuit and admitted their actions were part of a campaign to reverse the win of Biden, the attorneys who filed the case said Wednesday.

The agreement stipulated that the fake electors would recognize that Biden had won the state, they would remove their candidacies, and they would not serve as a presidential elector in 2024 or any other election where Trump is involved.

The 10 fake electors concurred in sending a statement to the government offices that received the Electoral College votes, these offices attempted to misappropriate the 2020 presidential election results.

The settlement is the first occasion on which any Trump electors have nullified the documents they submitted to Congress, claiming that Trump won in seven of the country’s 14 electoral districts. Fake electors were indicted in Georgia and Michigan, as well as Trump in Georgia and a federal investigation of his behaviour regarding the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

The settlement was announced by Law Forward, the Georgetown University Law Center’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, and the Stafford Rosenbaum law practice, which is based in Madison, WI.

Americans favour democracy and the concept that the populous choose their leaders through elections, said Jeff Mandell, one of the attorneys who represented the democratic party, including two who participated in the election of Biden. The defendants’ actions transgressed against those fundamental principles. We brought this scenario up to make sure they are held responsible.”
No criminal investigations have been conducted in Wisconsin. Democratic Prosecutor Josh Kaul has indicated that he will rely on federal lawmakers to investigate what occurred in Wisconsin, while also refusing to rule out a state investigation.

Democrats brought the lawsuit over a year ago seeking $2.4 million in damages from 10 Republicans who submitted a document to Congress that falsely stated Trump was the winner of the 2020 election in Wisconsin. They also accused two of Trump’s attorneys of criminal activity related to the 2020 election in Georgia. One of these attorneys has already admitted to other criminal activity associated with the 2020 election in Georgia.

The case was scheduled to be tried by a jury in September of 2024, two months before the presidential election.

The agreement stipulates that the fake electors will not pay any costs or damages, and there will be no acknowledgement of culpability or wrongdoing.

The electors of the Wisconsin GOP have historically acknowledged that they were participating in the plan if a court decided that Trump was the victor in the state. One of the fakes elected as a Republican in the state of Wisconsin, the former leader of the Republican Party, Andrew Hitt, maintained this position in a statement on Wednesday.

“The electors in Wisconsin were misled and tricked into participating in what became the alternative elector system, if we had known there were other reasons beyond simply preserving a legal strategy, we would have taken different actions,” he said. Hitt said he has been associated with the Justice Department since May of 2022, he will not be involved with Trump in 2024.

The fake electorate scheme that was hatched in seven battleground states was instrumental in the federal complaint against Trump that was submitted earlier in August regarding his alleged attempt to reverse the results of the 2020 election. Federal prosecutors explained that the plan originated in Wisconsin.

Fake electors congregated in Wisconsin and six other states where Trump was trounced in the 2020 election, these states include Minnesota, Montana, and South Dakota. In these states, Biden was the victor. The fakes were disregarded.

One of the attorneys involved in the Wisconsin lawsuit, Kenneth Chesebro, admitted to a felony of conspiracy to commit falsification of documents after being accused of participating in the effort to reverse Trump’s win in Georgia. Chesebro was indicted alongside Trump and 17 other individuals for violating the state’s anti-rodeo law.

The lawsuit from Wisconsin referenced a letter from Chesebro to Trump’s attorney in that state, Jim Troupis, on November 30th, 2020, which described the procedure for electing.

Under the agreement, the 10 fake electors were supposed to assist the Justice Department with their ongoing investigation. They also concurred in assisting the Democrats as they pursued their legal campaign against Troupis and Chesebro.

Troupis and Chesebro failed to return email messages asking for comment.

The pretenders also released nearly 600 documents about their plan, by the agreement.

Government investigations and outside experts have consistently reported that there was no conclusive evidence of widespread voter fraud that would have led to the election being reversed. Trump has continued to disseminate false information about the 2020 election.

Electors are individuals who are elected to represent their constituents in presidential contests. The victor of the popular vote in each state is responsible for electing the party’s delegates to the Electoral College, which is scheduled for a meeting in December following the election to authenticate the result.

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