On a recent Friday, Wisconsin’s Governor, Tony Evers (D), expressed his belief that the 10 individuals who posed as electors in his state, aiming to reverse the 2020 presidential election results in favor of ex-President Trump, should face legal consequences.
“There must be repercussions for such actions,” stated Evers, following an official event, as per reports from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Their actions were undeniably inappropriate. I anticipate someone stepping forward to ensure justice is served.”
Wisconsin wasn’t alone in facing such challenges. Six additional states that Trump did not win also experienced attempts by counterfeit electors to dispute the 2020 presidential election results: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania.
In the preceding month, Michigan’s Attorney General, Dana Nessel (D), pressed charges against 16 individuals over their efforts to alter that state’s voting results.
“These individuals were not the legitimate electors they purported to be, and they were well aware,” stated Nessel, when announcing the charges. “They took these steps, hoping that Michigan’s 2020 electoral votes would be granted to the candidate they preferred, contrary to the actual decision of Michigan’s citizens.”
In Georgia, eight of such fake electors were granted immunity in May during an inquiry into 2020 election interference. This group of 16 convened roughly a month post-election at the state Capitol, asserting that Trump was the victor and they represented Georgia’s legitimate electors.
This discussion by Evers occurred shortly after the ex-president was charged by a federal jury over his attempts to retain his position post the 2020 election loss.