ATLANTA — In a new motion, 11 GOP false electors now confirm that the Fulton County District Attorney considers them potential “targets” of the special grand jury looking into possible election tampering in the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.
As a result, all 11 plan to “take the fifth” rather than give testimony.
Eleven of those so-called false electors confirm they could be targets of the investigation, so they don’t want to testify and they all want a judge to remove Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from this case.
Channel 2 political reporter Richard Elliot was in the room in December 2020 as the 16 GOP false electors signed a document declaring their votes for former President Donald Trump.
Now, 11 of those so-called nominee electors filed a motion asking a judge to toss their subpoenas to testify before the special grand jury investigating potential criminal interference in Georgia’s 2020 election, because they plan to invoke their right against self-incrimination and not testify.
This comes after they confirm in the document that the Fulton County DA’s office warned them they could face possible criminal indictments in the case.
They also said forcing them to testify when they refuse is nothing more than politics.
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“The attempt to force the nominee electors into the grand jury only to have them invoke their rights is political theater and gamesmanship, not a good faith use of the grand jury,” the motion read.
Georgia GOP chair David Shafer is among the 11.
He and the others insist the meeting was perfectly legal and was open and transparent despite emails showing there was an attempt to keep it secret.
Their attorneys even used a sound bite in their filing in an attempt to demonstrate that.
“Because the president’s lawsuit contesting the Georgia election has not been decided or even heard, we held this meeting to preserve his rights. Had we not held this meeting, then his lawsuit would effectively been mooted,” Shafer said at the time.
A week after vowing to fight his subpoena, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham now says he’ll accept it though he reserved the right to challenge it here in Atlanta.
“We will be going to court to contest the subpoena,” Graham said.
The grand jury wants to know more about his two alleged phone calls to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger where he asked about reexamining certain absentee ballots in a way that could tip the vote to Trump.
GOP lieutenant governor candidate Burt Jones was also one of those electors. He’s asked a judge to remove Willis from the case, stating her support for the Democratic candidate in that race disqualifies her from prosecution.
Those 11 other false electors joined that request on Tuesday, which a judge agreed to hear in court on Thursday.
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