A state senator indicted in a fake electors scheme is being considered for a position at the RNC

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Arizona state Sen. Jake Hoffman, one of the so-called fake electors charged in the Arizona 2020 election subversion case, announced Saturday that he’s been elected as a Republican National Committee national committeeman for the state.
“I’m humbled and honored to have been elected as the next RNC National Committeeman for Arizona!,” Hoffman said in a post on X Saturday.
His selection comes just days after a grand jury in Arizona handed up an indictment against former President Donald Trump’s allies, including Hoffman, over their efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss.
CNN previously reported that Hoffman sent a two-page letter to former Vice President Mike Pence on January 5, 2021, asking him to order that Arizona’s electors not be decided by the popular vote of the citizens, but instead by the members of the state legislature.
“It is in this late hour, with urgency, that I respectfully ask that you delay the certification of election results for Arizona during the joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021, and seek clarification from the Arizona state legislature as to which slate of electors are proper and accurate,” Hoffman wrote at the time.
In interviews, Hoffman had repeatedly argued no electors be sent at all because “we don’t have certainty in the outcome of our election,” and to contest Democrat electors if they were sent.
Boris Epshteyn, a former White House aide who remains one of Trump’s closest advisers; former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows; and Rudy Giuliani are also among those who have been indicted, according to a source familiar with the investigation.
While Trump is not among those charged in Arizona, the details in the indictment suggest he is “Unindicted Coconspirator 1.”

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Arizona state Sen. Jake Hoffman, one of the alleged “fake electors” accused in the subversion of the 2020 Arizona election case, declared on Saturday that he had been elected to the position of national committeeman for the state’s Republican National Committee.

Hoffman posted on X on Saturday, saying, “I’m humbled and honored to have been elected as the next RNC National Committeeman for Arizona!”.

His choice comes a few days after an Arizona grand jury indicted former President Donald Trump’s allies, including Hoffman, for attempting to avert his election defeat in 2020.

Hoffman requested that Arizona’s electors be chosen by state legislators rather than by the public vote in a two-page letter to former Vice President Mike Pence on January 5, 2021, as CNN previously reported.

Hoffman wrote at the time, “It is in this late hour, with urgency, that I respectfully ask that you delay the certification of election results for Arizona during the joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021, and seek clarification from the Arizona state legislature as to which slate of electors are proper and accurate.”.

In interviews, Hoffman had stated time and time again that “we don’t have certainty in the outcome of our election” and that he would challenge Democratic electors if they were sent.

In response to the announcement of his indictment last week, Hoffman released the following statement: “Let me be clear, I am innocent of any crime, I will vigorously defend myself, and I look forward to the day when I am vindicated of this abhorrent political persecution by the legal system.”. “.

The Republican National Committee and the Arizona GOP have been contacted by CNN for comments.

The person familiar with the investigation claims that the indicted individuals also include Rudy Giuliani, Mark Meadows, a former White House chief of staff, and Boris Epshteyn, a former aide to Trump who is still one of his closest advisors.

Despite not being one of the individuals charged in Arizona, Trump appears to be “Unindicted Coconspirator 1” based on the indictment’s details. “.

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