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Wow. Newly released emails from AZ lawyer say Kelli Ward and others were concerned that the fake electors plan…
Posted by: pdq
Date: August 02, 2022 07:56PM
…was “treasonous”.


Kelli Ward, the chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party, and Kelly Townsend, a state senator, were both said to have expressed concerns to Mr. Trump’s lawyers in December 2020 about participating in a plan to sign on to a slate of electors claiming that Mr. Trump had won Arizona, even though Joseph R. Biden Jr. had won the state.

Kenneth Chesebro, a lawyer working for Mr. Trump’s campaign, wrote in a Dec. 11, 2020, email to other members of the legal team that…

“Ward and Townsend are concerned it could appear treasonous for the AZ electors to vote on Monday if there is no pending court proceeding that might, eventually, lead to the electors being ratified as the legitimate ones,” Mr. Chesebro wrote to the group, which included Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer.

Mr. Chesebro wrote the word “treasonous” in bold.

Just in case anyone was unclear on the concept.

Eventually, Townsend refused to go along, but Kelli Ward did:


Ms. Ward, who pushed for the electors plan to be kept secret, ultimately joined the effort and signed a document that purported to be a “certificate of the votes of the 2020 electors from Arizona” and claimed that Mr. Trump had won the state’s 11 Electoral College votes.

One person working on the plan, the Arizona-based lawyer Jack Wilenchik, conceded in emails that the Electoral College votes the campaign was working to organize “aren’t legal under federal law” and repeatedly referred to them as “fake,”

They knew it was illegal. They knew the electors were fake. They knew it was treasonous. Some, like Ward, did it anyway.

They should be in jail.
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Re: Wow. Newly released emails from AZ lawyer say Kelli Ward and others were concerned that the fake electors plan…
Posted by: AllGold
Date: August 02, 2022 08:16PM
Yes, they should do jail time and I hope they do. But I'm not holding my breath. I'm not holding my breath because Ken Paxton, the Atty Gen. of Texas, has been under federal indictment for 7 years (or is it 8 years?) and still hasn't faced consequences.

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