Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed Georgia Republican Party chairman David Shafer for information related to the fake elector scheme pushed by then-president Donald Trump in an effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election in the peach state, CNN reported Wednesday night, citing multiple sources familiar with the investigation.
As noted by the network, the subpoena for Shafer represents “a significant step because he played a central role in organizing the fake slate of electors from Georgia and coordinated the effort with the Trump campaign.”
After Joe Biden’s victory, Donald Trump and his allies sought to sent fake slates of electors to the National Archives declaring that Trump had won seven states that he actually lost. But the plot failed, and then-Vice President Mike Pence certified Joe Biden’s electoral win on January 6 after rioters had been cleared from the US Capitol.
The Justice Department also subpoenaed Trump electors in Georgia, Michigan and Pennsylvania —all states that Donald Trump lost.