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Ron Johnson Blames Intern for Fake Electors Delivery

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Aide for U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson told former Vice President Mike Pence's staff that the Republican from Wisconsin wanted to hand-deliver to Pence fake elector votes from his state and neighboring Michigan. The texts were revealed at Tuesday's meeting of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection. A Johnson spokeswoman downplayed the texts after they were publicly revealed.
Ron Johnson Blames Intern for Fake Electors Delivery
10 days ago·Washington, United States

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The Washington Post

Wisconsin's Johnson under heat for fake elector revelation

Evidence revealed at the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection shows that an aide for U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson told former Vice President Mike Pence’s staff that the Republican from Wisconsin wanted to hand-deliver fake elector votes from Wisconsin and Michigan

11 days ago·Washington, United States
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CBS News

Jan. 6 hearing: Sen. Ron Johnson wanted to hand-deliver fake elector votes

Johnson spokeswoman Alexa Henning downplayed the texts after they were publicly revealed for the first time during the committee's hearing in Washington, but did not deny that Johnson had wanted to hand-deliver the slate of fake electors to Pence.

10 days ago·New York, United States
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Raw Story

Ron Johnson vows to explain his office's 'nothingburger' attempt to send Mike Pence fake electors

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) promised to explain why his chief of staff had offered to deliver fake electors to then-vice president Mike Pence on January 6th, 2021.The House Select Committee showed screenshots of text messages from Johnson's chief of staff, Sean Riley, and Pence aide David Hodgson offeri...

9 days ago·United States
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Business Insider

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson says the fake electors he tried to give Pence on January 6 came from GOP Rep. Mike Kelly

Johnson made the remarks in a radio interview Thursday. He's insisted since Tuesday that his attempt to hand off the fake electors is a "non-story."

9 days ago·United States
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Political Wire

Ron Johnson Blames Intern for Fake Electors Delivery

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) insisted that “there’s no conspiracy here” when CNN pressed him over his staff’s newly-revealed attempt to help Donald Trump overturn the 2020 election.Text messages show Johnson had an “alternate slate of electors” to personally deliver to Vice President Mike Pence, but the senator claimed that “some staff intern said the vice president needs this, or whatever. I wasn’t involved.”It’s worth remembering that Johnson had a…

10 days ago·New York, United States
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Bangor Daily News

Republican Ron Johnson wanted to deliver fake electors to Mike Pence

WASHINGTON — Ron Johnson, a staunch ally of Donald Trump and the most vulnerable Senate Republican, attempted to intervene on the former president’s behalf just moments before Congress met to certify the election results on Jan. 6, 2021, the House panel investigating the attack on the Capitol that day revealed Tuesday.Sean Riley, who is now Johnson’s chief of staff, told an aide to Vice President Mike Pence that the Wisconsin senator wanted to d…

10 days ago·Bangor, United States
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