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Jan. 6 panel subpoenas 6 more in fake GOP electors scheme

Kelli Ward
Posted at 4:12 PM, Feb 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-16 19:40:52-05

WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection has subpoenaed six individuals over efforts to falsely declare former President Donald Trump the winner of the 2020 election in several swing states.

Just one day after Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward and State Representative Mark Finchem were subpoenaed by the Jan. 6 committee, a third Arizona name has surfaced.

State Representative Jake Hoffman of Queen Creek was one of 11 false electors to sign documents that have been submitted to Congress and the National Archives claiming Trump won Arizona.

A national media report Tuesday night revealed Hoffman emailed a letter on January 5, 2021, to Vice President Mike Pence. Hoffman asks the Vice President to delay certification and instead seek clarification from the Arizona legislature as to which slate of Presidential electors are proper and accurate.

"I would like to ask you about your January 5th letter to the Vice President," ABC15 asked Representative Hoffman as he was leaving a House Government and Elections Committee hearing. "Read it," Hoffman is heard before saying, "thank you," and leaving the room through an exit only members can take.

The panel is seeking testimony and records from former Trump campaign members as well as state lawmakers.

The latest subpoenas come more than a month after the committee issued subpoenas to 14 people over the submission of false Electoral College certificates declaring Trump the winner of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.