According to court documents, a judge in Wisconsin on Thursday reportedly denied a motion to dismiss a civil case against 10 false electors for former President Trump and two of Trump’s attorneys.
The case centers on an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election by submitting false slates of electors for Trump in seven designated battleground states, including Wisconsin, which was won by President Biden.
The conspiracy to create phony electors was part of Trump’s team’s efforts to keep the former president in office, and it is a primary focus of the most recent indictment against him.
In the indictment, federal prosecutors alleged that the fake voter conspiracy originated in Wisconsin.
Two Democratic electors and a voter filed the lawsuit in Wisconsin, alleging that the defendants were part of Trump’s plot to remain in office.
They are seeking $2.4 million and want the judge to prevent the Republican electors from serving as electors in the future. Kenneth Chesebro, one of the defendants, is believed to be one of the unidentified coconspirators named in the federal indictment against Trump.
Numerous Republican electors who submitted fraudulent certifications for Trump claim they believed they were signing the document in the event that legal challenges were effective.
The trial is scheduled to commence on September 3, 2024.