2020 Electors Flip On Trump

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

A recent report showed that prosecutors from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ office investigating former President Trump’s and his allies’ attempts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia had agreed to an immunity deal with more than eight Republican electors who had signed the false certificates of Trump winning the state.

The electors’ defense attorney Kimberly Debrow revealed that the immunity deals were being discussed in a court filing on Friday. In the filing, she does not note which people were offered the immunity deals but stated that her clients maintained that they had done nothing wrong.

Last July, the District Attorney’s office had stated that each of the 16 electors who had signed the false elector certificate could be the target of her investigation, which is looking into whether Trump’s and his allies’ attempts to overturn the election results led to them committing any crimes.

On December 14th, 2020, at the State Capitol, the 16 electors met and signed the certificate that falsely stated that Trump had been the winner of the presidential election.

Willis had informed the 16 electors that they too could be subject to facing charges. Of those 16, 11 are being represented by Debrow and another attorney, Holly Pierson. Fulton County Superior Judge Robert McBurney, who oversaw the special grand jury in this probe, had ruled in November that Georgia Republican Party Chairman David Shafer could not share an attorney with the 10 other electors. This led to it being decided that Pierson would represent Shafer and Debrow would represent the other 10.