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CNN: Rick Perry Pitched Meadows On Plan To Steal Election Even Earlier than Outcomes Had been In

Investigators on the Jan. 6 Committee consider that former Power Secretary Rick Perry authored a Nov. 4 textual content to Mark Meadows suggesting that three state legislatures overrule their voters and solid electoral votes for Trump, CNN reports. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) offered the textual content on Tuesday evening, which reads: “HERE’s an AGRESSIVE (sic) STRATEGY: Why can t (sic) the states of GA NC PENN and different R managed state homes declare that is BS (the place conflicts and election not referred to as that evening) and simply ship their very own electors to vote and have it go to the SCOTUS.” CNN reported that the cellphone quantity that the textual content was despatched from matches Perry’s, in keeping with each individuals who have Perry’s cellphone quantity and public data from his time as Power Secretary. A Perry spokesperson denied to the community that he was the writer of the textual content, and was unable to elucidate why the quantity appeared to match that of the previous Texas governor.
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Perry despatched the textual content on Nov. 4, in the future after the election was held and as votes in key states had been nonetheless being counted. However the plan resembles what Trump would partly spend the next two months doing: attempting to strain state legislatures into sending Trump, and never Biden, electors to Congress, no matter their vote counts. Republicans in swing states, a lot of them closely gerrymandered, have since moved to make it simpler for future state legislatures to overrule the need of voters and ship electors for the candidates that they, and never the voters, desire. This seems to be the primary time that the previous Texas governor’s identify has appeared in reference to the Large Lie and Capitol rebel. Although Perry performed a starring position in former President Trump’s first impeachment, this appears to be his first look within the saga that culminated within the second impeachment, and stays the deal with the Jan. 6 committee’s work.

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