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Fulton DA offered immunity to ‘fake’ electors, asks for attorney to removed from case, motion shows

ATLANTA — The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has offered immunity deals to several fake electors who gathered at the State Capitol in 2020 to cast Electoral College votes for former President Donald Trump.

The revelation was made public on Tuesday in a filing from the DA’s office, which also asked that one of the attorneys representing those electors be disqualified from the case.

According to the filing, Kimberly Burroughs Debrow, who represents 10 of the electors, failed to inform her clients about the potential immunity deals after they were offered last summer.

In the filing, Willis said Debrow’s representation of the 10 electors has become an “impracticable and ethical mess” after interviews with some of the electors last week showed that they told the investigation team that “no potential offer of immunity was ever brought to them in 2022.”

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The court documents said the electors had been told by Debrow and her then-co-counsel, Holly Pierson, on Aug. 5, 2022, that none of their clients were interested in immunity.

At least 11 electors are part of Willis’ investigation into potential tampering in the 2020 presidential election.

Channel 2 political reporter Richard Elliot was in the room in December 2020 as 16 GOP false electors signed a document declaring their votes for Trump.

Former State GOP chair David Shafer testified that the only reason they met was to keep former President Donald Trump’s elections lawsuits alive and that he was unaware of larger efforts to use the slate to overturn the election in Congress.

Shafer has since stepped down as chair of the Georgia GOP. He has also been named as a target of the investigation.

The motion comes as Willis decides whether or not to bring criminal charges in the investigation into potential election tampering.

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