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Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump 'alternate electors'

The House select committee handling the January 6 Capitol riots investigation issued subpoenas to 14 "alternate electors" who allegedly falsely claimed ex-President Donald Trump won the vote in their states.

"The Select Committee is seeking information about attempts in multiple states to overturn the results of the 2020 election, including the planning and coordination of efforts to send false slates of electors to the National Archives," the panel's Chairman Bennie Thompson stated. "The existence of these purported alternate-elector votes was used as a justification to delay or block the certification of the election during the Joint Session of Congress on January 6, 2021," he added and noted the committee thinks the people could have information on "who was behind that scheme."

Trump still continues to claim that the 2020 election was rigged, while US President Joe Biden has insisted his predecessor "can't accept he lost" and has accused Trump of provoking the January 6 riots in an effort to "prevent the peaceful transfer of power."

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / NP