Ron Johnson clarifies fake electoral controversy


On the morning of January 6, 2021, just before Joe Biden’s victory in the American Electoral College, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson was recently charged with providing a fake electorate to Donald Trump.

According to the committee’s most recent meeting on January 6, Johnson allegedly attempted to send fake election documents to Vice President Mike Pence just before the count began.

Earlier this week, House Committee Investigative Advisor Casey Lucier further elaborated on the allegations against Johnson in an eight-minute video, discussing several times he accused him of attempting to manipulate the 2020 US presidential election. .

Lucier noted that the White House Office of General Counsel did not consider these attempts. He supported the claim by exchanging documents between Johnson and Pence’s respective close associates.

A look at the controversy surrounding Ron Johnson’s fake electorate

According to a new argument raised by the House Selection Committee on Jan. 6, Senator Ron Johnson would replace the hypothetical Trump elector as Mike Pence on Jan. 6, 2021, before Congress accepts the 2020 Electoral College and decides on Joe Biden’s election. Attempted to plan to transfer to the Vice President. favor.

The committee argued that Johnson’s chief aide, Sean Reilly, texted Pence’s legislative director, Chris Hodgson, to Chris Hodgson, saying that the senator “must deliver something to VPOTUS.”

According to a second email sent to Wisconsin Republican Executive Director Mark Jefferson on January 4th, Trump campaign staff tried to send fake electors to Washington before January 6th. Jefferson said:

“Trump idiots want someone to send the original electoral documents to the Senate President.”

The public learned about Johnson’s allegations of using fake electors.

Ron Johnson presided over the December 2020 meeting, where Trump supporters spread misinformation about the 2020 election, despite the fact that Trump supporters, along with 139 other Republicans, did not submit Trump’s claims.

Johnson was sued in March 2021 on charges of rebellion and conspiracy against Biden that occurred prior to the most recent incident. He was charged with “damaging the 2020 election results” in violation of the 14th Amendment disqualification provisions.

Johnson’s spokeswoman Alexa Henning said on Twitter that the senator was not involved in the establishment of the false electorate and had no prior knowledge of the documents provided to her office as soon as the false electoral controversy was made public.

In an interview with CNN, Ron Johnson repeated similar sentiments, claiming that he knew nothing about the Electoral College candidates.

“When we got this parcel and knew someone wanted us to deliver it, we contacted Pence’s office.”

Commission chair Bennie Thompson announced that Johnson had yet to be contacted by authorities about the controversy surrounding the fake electorate. The committee said it “has not yet made a decision” on whether to ask a senator to testify on the matter.

Ankita Khanra

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Ankita Khanrah is a sophomore in the Masters Program in Communication and Journalism (Integrated) at the KIIT Deemed University School of Mass Communication in Bhubaneswar.

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