A previously unreported email from considered one of Raffensperger’s prime aides, Jordan Fuchs, was additionally turned over to the committee. In it, Fuchs responded to Meadows’ Dec. 22, 2020, journey to Georgia’s Cobb County throughout the state’s signature match audit. He emailed Meadows to “clarify a few items” in regards to the rejection charge of absentee ballots — one thing Trump and his allies had alleged was a lot decrease than regular.
Fuchs’ note included the text of a press release despatched out by the secretary of State’s workplace a month beforehand with a extra thorough clarification of how the workplace evaluated absentee ballots.
Meadows’ lawyer didn’t reply to a request for remark.
Also included within the doc dump are emails between Sen. Lindsey Graham’s and Raffensperger’s places of work, which exhibits how a beforehand reported name between the 2 officers took place roughly two weeks after the 2020 election.
“Hope you are doing well. Senator Graham has requested a call w/ Sec. Raffensperger at his earliest convenience,” a Graham staffer informed two of Raffensperger’s prime aides on Nov. 12, 2020. The name between the 2 males ended with Graham indicating to Raffensperger some ballots should be tossed out, the Georgia official stated later.
Graham’s workplace declined to remark.
The state additionally turned over a previously reported audio recording of a Dec. 23, 2020, name between Trump and Frances Watson, the chief investigator within the Georgia secretary of state’s workplace, and a brief call between Watson and an unidentified staffer. In the Dec. 23 name, Trump had urged Watson to seek out “dishonesty” within the state’s election outcomes.
Forged election paperwork in Michigan and Arizona
As Trump’s staff pushed its discredited voter fraud narrative, the National Archives obtained cast certificates of ascertainment declaring him and then-Vice President Mike Pence the winners of both Michigan and Arizona and their electors after the 2020 election. Public information requests present the secretaries of state for these states despatched these certificates to the Jan. 6 panel, together with correspondence between the National Archives and state officers in regards to the paperwork.
Spokespeople for the Michigan and Arizona secretaries of state declined to touch upon the paperwork. The places of work confirmed that Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, each Democrats, and their workers met with the panel in November.
“They mostly discussed election administration in Arizona, the 2020 elections, threats/harassment directed toward the office, and the Cyber Ninja’s partisan ballot review,” stated Hobbs’ spokesperson C. Murphy Hebert.
Benson and her workers took questions from the committee on the 2020 election and occasions main up to the Jan. 6 riot, in response to Tracy Wimmer, a spokesperson for Benson.