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Trump campaign documents give inside look at fake-elector plan

By Rosalind S. Helderman

20 Jun 2022 · 8 min read

Editor's Note

A Washington Post analysis on how the lawyers representing former US President Donald Trump were aware of the fake-elector plan and still decided to pursue it.

The convening of the electoral college on Dec. 14, 2020, was supposed to mark the end of the wild, extended presidential election that year.

But when the day arrived, a strange thing happened. In seven swing states won by Joe Biden, when the Democrat's electors assembled to formally elect him president, Trump supporters showed up, too, ready to declare that their man had actually won.

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