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Arizona charges Trump aides with trying to overturn 2020 election

Photo: John Moore Archives Getty Images via Agence France-Presse Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (center) greets Donald Trump (back, red hat) following a campaign rally on November 1, 2020, in Michigan.

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Published yesterday at 9:40 p.m.

  • United States

The US state of Arizona has charged 18 people in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in favor of Donald Trump, the attorney general said Wednesday of the State.

Among those charged, American media cite Rudy Giuliani, the former personal lawyer of ex-President Donald Trump.

The accusations allege a plot to to assign electors – a certain number of which allow the election of a new president every four years – to Donald Trump in this state narrowly won by Joe Biden in 2020.

The attorney general of Arizona, a key state in the November election, said 11 local Republicans were included in the indictments, along with seven others from outside the state.

According to the Washington Post, among these seven people are Donald Trump's former White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, lawyers Jenna Ellis and John Eastman, campaign advisor Boris Epshteyn, as well as Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's former personal lawyer.

The former president was not charged but was named as an unindicted co-conspirator, according to the Washington Post.

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Joe Biden won this southwestern state with a little more than 10,000 votes ahead of the billionaire but many Republican Party officials considered, without proof, that there had been fraud and that Donald Trump had won Arizona.

Despite Trump's defeat in this desert state, his representatives nevertheless signed documents attesting to his victory.

After Michigan, Georgia and Nevada, Arizona is the fourth state to file charges against people who tried to form an alternative list of electors.

Mr. Meadows, Mr. Giuliani, Ms. Ellis and Mr. Eastman have all been indicted in Georgia, alongside Donald Trump in what is likely the most explosive of the four criminal trials he faces.

These new indictments come as Donald Trump is once again running for the White House against President Joe Biden and continues to baselessly assert that he won in 2020.< /p>

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116