Trump 2020 campaign aide, lawyers charged in Wisconsin fake electors case

Kenneth Chesebro speaks to Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee during a hearing where Chesebro accepted a plea deal from the Fulton County District Atorney at the Fulton County Courthouse October 20, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. 

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A 2020 Trump campaign aide and two attorneys who did work for the campaign have been indicted on forgery charges related to the so-called fake electors scheme to undo President Joe Biden‘s electoral victory in that state.

The charges against former campaign aide Mike Roman and attorneys Kenneth Chesebro and Jim Troupis are the last in a series of criminal prosecutions related to former President Donald Trump‘s attempt to reverse his loss to Biden in the 2020 election.

Trump himself is charged in federal court in Washington, D.C., and in state court in Georgia with crimes connected to that effort.

Prosecutors in Michigan and Nevada also have charged other people with crimes related to putting together a slate of Electoral College electors for Trump in those states despite Biden having won both states.

Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Wisconsin were some of the swing states that gave Biden his margin of victory in the Electoral College, the entity that designates the winner of U.S. presidential elections after the popular vote in November.

Court records show that the initial court appearance for Roman, Chesebro, and Troupis in the Wisconsin case will be on Sept. 19 in Dane County Circuit Court.

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