Wisconsin AG charges three Trump associates in fake electors case

View of the door to the Office of the Attorney General of Wisconsin located inside the Wisconsin State Capitol building in Madison.

Three associates of former President Donald Trump associates, who were allegedly tied to Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, have been charged with forgery in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul filed felony charges against Kenneth Chesbro, former Dane County Judge Jim Troupis, and Mike Roman in Dane County Circuit Court.  Chesbro is accused of hatching the plan, Troupis represented Trump in Wisconsin and Roman delivered the paperwork of fake electors to a Pennsylvania congressional staffer to hand them off to then-Vice President Mike Pence on Jan. 6. All three were working for Trump in 2020 during Trump’s effort to take the state’s electoral votes.

Wisconsin is one of five states that have charged individuals for taking part in an elaborate scheme to approve fake electors for Trump in states where Biden won the vote.  The fake elector’s plan is one of the foundations for charges brought against Trump by special counsel Jack Smith in his Washington, D.C., case. That case is currently on hold while the Supreme Court decides if Trump’s claim of absolute immunity is warranted.

Cheseboro and Roman are also named as co-conspirators in similar election cases in Arizona and Georgia, while Troupis has been cited in Wisconsin only.

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