WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) spoke on the House floor this afternoon on the seriousness of the fraudulent electors who attempted to overturn the 2020 election.

Rep. Mark Pocan
February 3, 2022
Remarks as Delivered

Madam Speaker, the attempted insurrection of our government on January 6th of last year is a stain that will forever live on our country. But equally dirty were the other attempts to illegally overturn our November 2020 elections, including the shady Trump campaign efforts to place false electors in seven states, including my home state of Wisconsin.

Violent attacks on Capitol police and breaking into the US Capitol are very visual scenes of the illegal schemes, but we cannot let the more stealthily, yet very strategic plots of trying to place illegal electors to overturn the will of the voters in swing states, go by unnoticed or unpunished.

Just yesterday, the NYT released a memo by the Trump campaign, written a month and a half prior to January 6th, setting up a case to install false electors in Wisconsin and six other states.

The problem with these schemes was it also needed complicity from then Vice President Mike Pence, who chose his country over his party and didn’t illegally overturn the election as the Trump campaign wanted.

Those involved with this illegal attack on our republic should be investigated and held accountable, by both the January 6th Committee as well as the US Department of Justice. And for that, our nation deserves justice.

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