A 'secret meeting place' with 'armed security': New details emerge in fake Wisconsin GOP electors scheme
New details have emerged regarding the Wisconsin Republican plot involving 10 residents who falsely acted as presidential electors, a new report details.
Per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bill Feehan was one of the 10 fake electors who signed a fake election certificate in favor of former President Donald Trump.
"Wisconsin Republicans who posed as presidential electors in 2020 met secretly for an hour before filling out official-looking paperwork at the state Capitol and were accompanied by armed security, according to one of the participants," the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports. "The account — given a year ago in a podcast by would-be elector Bill Feehan — provides one of the most detailed descriptions yet of a meeting that is now being scrutinized by federal prosecutors and the U.S. House committee investigating last year’s riot at the U.S. Capitol."
At the time, Feehan spoke out with details about the impersonation scheme. During a segment on his podcast, "Fact Check with Bill Feehan," he revealed the group had a "secret meeting place" in Madison, Wisc.
"I left my home a little after 8 o'clock and drove to a secret meeting place in Madison and met all the other electors there. There was security — armed security — to protect us. And other officials from the Republican Party of Wisconsin were there," Feehan said.
Feehan, also chair for the La Crosse County Republican Party, shared the group's reaction to signing the document. "The mood was one of excitement up until we heard the result of the Wisconsin state Supreme Court's ruling," Feehan said.
The latest details follow a report published by the La Crosse Tribune. At that time, Feehan was reportedly included in a fake electors complaint filed by the Wisconsin Elections Commission.
“At their meeting, the fraudulent electors executed documents that they would later hold out as official documents casting Wisconsin’s ten electoral votes for candidates who lost Wisconsin’s statewide November 2020 election and therefore had no legal entitlement to those electoral votes,” the complaint alleged. “The only reasonable inference that can be drawn from these documents is that the fraudulent electors created and delivered these documents for the purpose, and with the intent, that they be received as valid documentation for the purpose of inducing the United States Congress to credit the wrong candidates with having earned Wisconsin’s ten electoral votes."
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