John Eastman Enters A Not Guilty Plea In Fake Elector Scheme

( — On Friday, May 17, attorney and former Trump advisor John Eastman pleaded not guilty in the ongoing case, alleging his participation in a fake elector conspiracy to overturn Arizona’s 2020 presidential election results.

Eastman and 17 others were indicted under charges that the defendants engaged in a conspiracy to commit fraud, forgery, and other crimes to prevent the lawful transfer of the presidency. The scheme included the use of 11 “fake electors” who signed a document falsely claiming to be Arizona’s Electoral College electors.

Other defendants in the case include such notable figures as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and former strategic advisor to Donald Trump, Boris Epshteyn. Another of the accused, Christina Bobb, is lawyer for the Republican National Committee who is focused on election integrity. Records show that Joe Biden won Arizona by more than 10,000 votes. Eastman and the other defendants are accused of committing a series of illegal actions to overturn the will of Arizona voters.

Eastman also pleaded not guilty in the Georgia case, alleging that he worked to overturn the 2020 presidential election there. His co-defendant in the Georgia election interference case, former president Donald Trump, has also pleaded not guilty. While that case has yet to go to trial, Eastman is facing other legal troubles as well. An attorney discipline judge in California recently rejected his request to reactivate his law license. Judge Yvette Roland asserts that Eastman breached ethical obligations and presented falsehoods in his legal arguments.

While not being able to continue working as an attorney is a setback for Eastman, he is outwardly very confident that he will be found not guilty. Eastman was released without any conditions after his arraignment and expressed his faith that with “laws faithfully applied” he would be fully exonerated. Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes stated that justice demands an answer regarding the actions the defendants allegedly took to undermine American Democracy.

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