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Jan. 6 committee issues six subpoenas for information on 'alternate electors'

The subpoenas were issued to Republican leaders and campaign staffers.

Published: February 15, 2022 4:57pm

Updated: February 15, 2022 5:19pm

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot announced it has issued six subpoenas to Republican leaders and campaign staffers for former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

The select committee posted on Twitter Tuesday it believes the people subpoenaed were involved in "efforts to send false 'alternate electors' and otherwise interfere with election certification."

The subpoenas were issued to Michael A. Roman, Gary Michael Brown, Douglas V. Mastriano, Laura Cox, Mark W. Finchem and Kelli Ward.

Roman and Brown served as the Director and Deputy Director of Election Day Operations for the Trump campaign in 2020. 

The committee accused Mastriano, a Pennsylvania state senator, of being "part of a plan to arrange for an 'alternate' slate of electors from Pennsylvania for former President Trump and reportedly spoke with President Trump about post-election activities."

The panel asserted that Laura Cox reportedly saw Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani "pressure" state officials to ignore the election outcome in Michigan and say that certifying the results would be criminal. 

Arizona State Rep. Finchem "advanced unsubstantiated" election claims, the committee stated. He helped organize an event in Phoenix, Ariz., shortly after the 2020 election at which the former president's attorneys and other speakers talked about election fraud. The panel also said Finchem, who is running for Arizona Secretary of State, claimed to have "he had evidence to deliver to Vice President [Mike] Pence in an effort to postpone the awarding of electors" on Jan. 6.

Arizona GOP Chairwoman Dr. Ward spoke with Trump and his staff about issues in the certification of the 2020 election in her state. The committee also alleged that she "acted to transmit documents claiming to be an  'alternate' Electoral College elector.

Both Ward and Finchem spoke at a rally with the former President Trump last month in Arizona. 

Both Finchem and Ward 

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