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Ahead of November Election, Ron Johnson Working With Firm Connected to January 6th Fake Electors

Oct 17, 2022

Ahead of November Election, Ron Johnson Working With Firm Connected to January 6th Fake Electors 

“Johnson has not said whether he would accept the results of the Nov. 8 election.”

MADISON, Wis. — new report reveals Ron Johnson has made payments to a firm ran by one of the lawyers who tried to overturn the 2020 election results and worked with Johnson to get “fake electors” to Vice President Pence.

NBC: Johnson’s campaign is paying the law firm of a Trump attorney allegedly connected to Jan. 6 fake elector plot

Key Points:

  • Sen. Ron Johnson recently made two payments to a law firm led by a Wisconsin attorney embroiled in the Justice Department’s Jan. 6 probe, tapping the firm in part to assist in a possible recount, according to financial disclosures filed Friday.
  • Johnson, R-Wis., made the payments to the law firm led by James Troupis, who allegedly played a role in a plan to reverse the 2020 election results through the use of “fake electors” that’s now under scrutiny by the federal government.
  • Troupis, a lawyer for Donald Trump’s campaign, led Trump’s unsuccessful recount efforts in Wisconsin.
  • Johnson, locked in one of the closest Senate races in the nation against Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, has paid a little over $20,000 in recent months to the Troupis Law Office in Cross Plains, Wisc., according to new financial disclosures filed with the Federal Elections Commission
  • On July 26, 2022, Johnson’s campaign paid $13,287 to Troupis Law for “legal consulting.” On Aug. 18, it paid $7,000 for what’s listed on his financial records as “Recount: Legal Consulting.” 
  • While campaigns sometimes prepare for different Election Day voting scenarios, Johnson’s payment for legal consulting on a possible recount to an outside law firm could be a sign the senator is expecting the kind of dead-heat contest the battleground state is known for.
  • Johnson has not said whether he would accept the results of the Nov. 8 election.
  • Phone, email and text messages left with Johnson’s campaign were not immediately returned.

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