Ginni Thomas asked Arizona lawmakers to help Trump overturn 2020 election defeat, says report

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Ginni Thomas, the wife of a Supreme Court justice, asked Arizona lawmakers to help Donald Trump overturn his 2020 election defeat to Joe Biden, says a new report.

It was already known that Ms Thomas, 65, a long-time conservative activist and the wife of justice Clarence Thomas, had sent text messages in the days after Mr Trump’s loss to his senior aides, such as his chief of staff, Mark Meadows, urging him to “Help This Great President stand firm”.

It has now been reported that her efforts to stop Mr Biden becoming president went even further, and that she sent emails to two state legislators in Arizona, asking for their assistance is blocking the Democrats taking the White House.

Emails sent by Ms Thomas to the pair on November Nov 9, 2020, argued they needed to intervene because the vote had been marred by fraud, according to the Washington Post.

She wrote that they needed put aside Mr Biden’s victory in the popular vote and chose “a clean slate of Electors”.

The Post said there was no immediate response from either the Supreme Court or Ms Thomas to its inquiries about the emails.

A special committee of the House of Representatives that is investigating the attack on the US Capitol on January 6 2021 by supporters of Mr Trump, and events leading up to, has already been known to examining as many as two-dozen text messages sent by Ms Thomas to Mr Meadows.

One of them said: “You are the leader, with him, who is standing for America’s constitutional governance at the precipice. The majority knows Biden and the Left is attempting the greatest Heist of our History.”

Yet The Post said the emails she allegedly sent to two legislators in Arizona, one of the states Mr Biden narrowly won, show she was “more deeply involved in the effort to overturn Biden’s win than has been previously reported”.

“In sending the emails, Thomas played a role in the extraordinary scheme to keep Trump in office by substituting the will of legislatures for the will of voters,” The Post said.

A special committee of the House of Representatives that is investigating the attack on the US Capitol on January 6 2021 by supporters of Mr Trump, and events leading up to, has already been known to examining as many as two-dozen text messages sent by Ms Thomas to Mr Meadows.

One of them said: “You are the leader, with him, who is standing for America’s constitutional governance at the precipice. The majority knows Biden and the Left is attempting the greatest Heist of our History.”

Yet The Post said the emails she allegedly sent to two legislators in Arizona, one of the states Mr Biden narrowly won, show she was “more deeply involved in the effort to overturn Biden’s win than has been previously reported”.

“In sending the emails, Thomas played a role in the extraordinary scheme to keep Trump in office by substituting the will of legislatures for the will of voters,” The Post said.

It said the emails were sent to Russell Bowers, a veteran legislator and speaker of the Arizona House, and Shawnna Bolick, who was first elected to the chamber in 2018 and served on the House elections committee during the 2020 session.

“Article II of the United States Constitution gives you an awesome responsibility: to choose our state’s Electors,” read the Nov 9 email. “ [Please take action to ensure that a clean slate of Electors is chosen.”

The records obtained by The Post do not show any response from Mr Bowers, whose decision not to try and block Mr elp Biden’s victory in Arizona made him the target of a recall campaign.

Shawnna Bolick wrote back to Ms Thomas on Nov 10, 2020, “I hope you and Clarence are doing great!”

The newsopaper said she gave Ms Thomas guidance on how to submit complaints about any of her experiences with voter fraud in Arizona.

Ms Bolick, who is now seeking the Republican nomination to be Arizona’s secretary of state, told The Post that she received tens of thousands of emails in the months after the election and responded to Thomas in the same way she responded to everyone else.

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