Republican activists in Michigan and Arizona tried sending the National Archives fake documents purporting to award each state’s 2020 electoral votes to Donald Trump and Mike Pence. The erroneous documents are now in the hands of the House select committee investigating the 6 January insurrection.
“Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office provided the U.S. House committee that’s investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection a certificate, signed by 16 Republicans, falsely claiming Donald Trump won Michigan’s electoral votes,” The Detroit Newsreported Monday. “It remained unclear Monday whether the committee was specifically probing the GOP electors certificate. But the records indicate the panel is looking into the effort to overturn Michigan’s 2020 presidential election, a battleground state Democrat Joe Biden won by 154,000 votes or 3 percentage points.”