Written by Ashton Snyder on
 April 25, 2024

18 Charged In Arizona For Alleged 2020 Election Fraud Involving Fake Electors

In a significant legal development, a grand jury in Arizona has indicted 18 individuals, including high-profile former aides to President Donald Trump and key Republican figures.

They are accused of orchestrating a fraudulent scheme to declare Donald Trump the winner of the 2020 elections in Arizona despite official results to the contrary.

According to Daily Mail, an Arizona grand jury has charged Rudy Giuliani, Mark Meadows, and 16 others with attempting to undermine the 2020 presidential election results.

The individuals, among them former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, allegedly participated in creating and submitting a false document to Congress. This document falsely declared that Donald Trump had won Arizona, a state actually won by Joe Biden by a margin of over 10,000 votes.

Legal Actions Span Multiple States

Christina Bobb, another defendant and a former Marine Corps officer who served as Trump’s lawyer, is among those indicted. The broader context of these indictments includes similar legal actions across Nevada, Michigan, and Georgia, focusing on the fake electors scheme. Trump and some of his aides are named as unindicted co-conspirators in several states.

Arizona's Democratic Attorney General Kris Mayes announced the charges, emphasizing the commitment to safeguarding American democracy. She stated, "I will not allow American democracy to be undermined. It's too important."

Details from the indictment reveal that 11 of the indicted individuals were directly involved in submitting the fraudulent declaration, while the others played varying roles in the scheme. Seven additional defendants were not immediately named pending charges being served.

Reaction to the Charges

A spokesperson for Donald Trump, Steven Cheung, criticized the indictments, particularly pointing out Christina Bobb’s service history and framing the charges as a political move by Democrats.

Cheung commented, "Christina Bobb is a former Marine Corps officer, who served our nation and the President with distinction. The Democrat platform for 2024: if you can't beat them, try to throw them in jail."

The indictments are not isolated. In Michigan, similar charges were laid against over a dozen Republicans, and in Arizona, additional Republican officials face charges related to delays in certifying the 2022 election results.

While these legal battles unfold, Donald Trump is concurrently involved in other legal challenges, including a federal indictment concerning the broader fake electors' scheme and a court case related to hush money payments involving Stormy Daniels.

Implications for Election Integrity

The fraudulent document was sent to Congress, posted by the Arizona Republican Party, and sent to the National Archives, suggesting an organized attempt to alter election outcomes. In Arizona, lawsuits challenging Biden's victory were dismissed due to lack of evidence and legal standing, including one by U.S. District Judge Diane Humetewa. Despite these rulings, implicated Republicans signed the false certificate.

While no charges have been filed against fake electors in New Mexico and Pennsylvania, the widespread nature of the indictments across several key battleground states underscores the seriousness of the threats to electoral integrity. The proceedings against these 18 individuals in Arizona represent a critical step in addressing the alleged attempts to undermine the democratic process and assure the public of the resilience of electoral systems.

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