Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes' office is heading up an ongoing investigation of an alleged attempt of former President Donald Trump to use alternate electors after the 2020 presidential election for his benefit. Arizona is one of seven states that Trump lost in 2020 where his allies allegedly tried to put up their own fake slate of electors.
Mayes, a Democrat, made her first public comments about the investigation on Wednesday. "We are taking this investigation very seriously, very solemnly," She told the press, adding "We're going to do it on our timetable as justice demands." Last year, Mayes just barely defeated a Republican who denied the 2020 election results. Mayes, however, pledged to investigate the alleged fake elector situation.
This investigation piggybacks on Fulton County, Georgia’s racketeering charges against the former president.
A Fulton County Grand Jury returned a 41-count indictment charging former Trump and 18 others with violating the state’s anti-racketeering law along with other charges. Meanwhile, less than two days after the grand jury voted to indict him, his supporters posted the jurors' names and addresses online. This sparked somewhat of a domino effect on Trump supporters who began to redistribute jurors’ personal information across other social media sites.
Source: CBS News