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Bucks GOP leader signs “alternate” election document


More than a dozen Pennsylvania Republicans, including some in Bucks County, joined with other party officials and candidates to sign an “alternate certificate” of election results, in the event Donald Trump was found to have won the 2020 election, according to American Oversight, a watchdog group that recently sought the records in a Freedom of Information Act request.
Patricia K. Poprik, chairwoman of the Bucks County Republican Party, joined 19 others, including Ted Christian, a local party leader and former advisor to Trump, and Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidates Lou Barletta and Charlie Gerow, the FOIA request indicated.
Six other states joined Pennsylvania in designating “fake electors” to certify their states were won by Trump. The “alternate certificates” were sent to the National Archives and Records Administration.
In addition to Pennsylvania, the battleground states of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada and Wisconsin also filed the “alternate” documents, American Oversight reported.
However, Pennsylvania noted that its certificate was to be used “if as a result of a final non-appealable Court Order or other proceeding prescribed by law, we are ultimately recognized as being the duly elected and qualified electors for President and Vice President of America from the state of Pennsylvania.”
New Mexico made a similar addition to its certificate, records show.

“The coordinated, multi-state effort to cast doubt on the 2020 election and undermine the electoral vote process tragically led to the violent Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol in which a pro-Trump mob stormed the building and sought to physically block the congressional certification of each state’s real Electoral College votes,” American Oversight said of its findings.
Late last week, the committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack subpoenaed several people it thinks have information on the “alternate electors” planning.
“We believe the individuals we have subpoenaed today have information about how these so-called alternate electors met and who was behind that scheme,” said Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, the committee’s Democratic chair, in the letter. “We encourage them to cooperate with the Select Committee’s investigation to get answers about January 6th for the American people and help ensure nothing like that day ever happens again.”
Attorneys general in some of the implicated states are investigating and considering charges against those involved in the matter.
Biden won Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and their 79 Electoral College votes by a combined 311,257 votes out of 25.5 million ballots cast for president. The disputed ballots represent just 0.15% of his victory margin in those states.