Red State Issues Subpoena To Trump’s Team

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

( – The office of the Arizona Attorney General has served grand jury subpoenas to several individuals connected to Donald Trump’s campaign for the 2020 presidential election. This action is part of an inquiry into accusations that there was an attempt to influence the election outcome in Trump’s favor by proposing alternative electors. This news was first reported by Politico on Wednesday, citing six sources familiar with the subpoenas.

The investigation, led by Kris Mayes, the Democratic Attorney General of Arizona, focuses on the actions of “alternate electors” who submitted a document to the National Archives falsely declaring that Arizona’s voters had chosen Trump in 2020. Among those reportedly involved in this scheme are notable figures in the Arizona Republican Party, such as the former state GOP Chair Kelli Ward, and state Senators Jake Hoffman and Anthony Kern.

In March 2023, Mayes’ office launched a probe into the activities surrounding the Trump campaign’s operations within Arizona. Mayes has expressed concern over the growing harassment and threats targeting election officials in the state, leading to a significant number of them resigning from their positions, which she deems unacceptable.

George Terwilliger, representing former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, commented on the situation, referencing the Supreme Court’s stance that federal elections are matters of federal jurisdiction. He highlighted the complications arising in Georgia as an example of the consequences when state officials intervene in federal election processes. Meadows is among 18 individuals, including the former president, indicted for alleged efforts to contest and overturn the results of Georgia’s 2020 election.

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