Arizona ‘Fake Electors’ Case: Jenna Ellis & Boris Epshteyn, Trump’s Legal Advisors, Enter Not Guilty Pleas

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Attorney Jenna Ellis, who represented Donald Trump in his 2020 electoral campaign, entered a not guilty plea on Tuesday in the Arizona “fake electors” case. She and 17 other defendants are accused of forgery, fraud, and conspiracy in connection with their purported attempts to tamper with the results of the 2020 election. In Arizona, all eighteen of the accused have entered not guilty pleas. In the Georgia election meddling case, Ellis entered a guilty plea in 2023. It is the case in which Trump was also indicted.

Trump Campaigns In 2016 And 2020

In addition, Jim Lamon, a Republican Senate contender for 2022, and Boris Epshteyn, a Trump associate, virtually appeared in court on Tuesday to enter not guilty pleas. During the former president’s hush money trial in New York, Epshteyn, who served as counsel and legal representative for both the Trump campaigns in 2016 and 2020, recently made an appearance in court alongside Trump. Lamon was included in Trump’s list of prospective voters for the 2020 election.

A month after the 2020 election, according to the charging documents, eleven Trump supporters gathered at the Arizona GOP, Phoenix to sign a certificate designating themselves as Arizona’s eleven Electoral College electors. However, state officials certified Biden’s electors, who had won the state by 10,457 votes. The certificate was signed, recorded by the state Republican Party on social media, and forwarded to Congress alongwith the National Archives.

Results Of The 2020 Presidential Election

Two other individuals accused in April by a state grand jury in relation to the plan were former White House top of staff Mark Meadows and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani. Ellis served as the Trump campaign’s chief legal advisor from the beginning of 2019 until just after he departed in January 2021. Having been a member of the legal team advising him on his attempt to reverse the results of the 2020 presidential election, she has been subject to subpoenas, censure, and multiple indictments in many jurisdictions.

Ellis wept away tears as she admitted guilt in Georgia in 2023, saying she had “failed to perform my due diligence” in other states. “I did not do my due diligence at a fast pace of trying to raise challenges related to this election in various states, including Georgia,” Ellis stated in Fulton County Superior Court the previous year. “I would not have accepted to illustrate Donald Trump during these post-election disputes if I had known then what I know now.”

Ellis, a native of Colorado, was censured in 2023 by a justice of the Colorado Supreme Court for breaking a state rule about professional behavior that forbids lawyers from engaging in “misrepresentation.” Her Colorado law license was recently suspended for a period of three years.

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