AZ speaker says Trump never provided fraud proof

WASHINGTON – Next up Tuesday for the House hearings on the Capitol attack Jan. 6, 2021, is the pressure former President Donald Trump applied to state officials to overturn 2020 election results, including Trump’s infamous call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

The latest:

  • Fake electors scheme in Michigan: The committee learned through testimony that Michigan Republican fake electors planned to hide overnight in the Michigan Capitol so they could cast their votes in the statehouse chambers the next day.

  • Debunking Georgia election conspiracy: Gabriel Sterling, of the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, told the committee that a video showing normal ballot counting at State Farm Arena in Atlanta was turned into a right-wing conspiracy theory that alleged election fraud in Georgia.

  • No ‘suitcase of ballots’: Senior Justice Department officials repeatedly told Trump that allegations about fraud in Georgia were false. Deputy Attorney General Richard Donahue recalled in testimony how he told Trump in a phone call that what was described as a suitcase under a table was a wheeled bin that carries ballots.

What evidence does the Jan. 6 committee have?:Is the Jan. 6 committee sitting on explosive evidence of Trump’s role in the Capitol assault?

Rusty Bowers, Arizona state House speaker, Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State, and Gabe Sterling, Georgia Secretary of State chief operating officer are sworn in before testifying before the Jan. 6 committee on Tuesday.

Georgia official: Answering Trump’s lies was like a ‘shovel trying to empty the ocean’

A Georgia election official told the committee how frustrating it was to answer Trump’s repeated lies about alleged voter fraud in Georgia.

It was like “a shovel trying to empty the ocean,” said Gabriel Sterling, chief operating officer for the Georgia secretary of state’s office.

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