The Republican lawyer who helped Trump attempt to overturn the 2020 election was just appointed to the federal election advisory board

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Cleta Mitchell was appointed to the board of advisors on August 21, records show.

Mitchell was on the phone call with Donald Trump when he tried to overturn the 2020 election.

Mitchell resigned from her law firm after the Washington Post published audio of the phone call.

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On January 2, 2020, Republican lawyer Cleta Mitchell joined then-President Donald Trump on a phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who Trump asked to "find" 11,780 votes to overturn the election in his favor. Nearly eight months later, Mitchell was appointed to a federal election advisory board, the Associated Press reported.

Nominated by Republican-appointed members of the US Commission on Civil Rights, a federal agency that informs national civil rights policy and its enforcement, Mitchell was approved to join the Election Assistance Commission board of advisors by a majority vote of commissioners on August 21, AP reported.

However, her addition to the board was not publicized until journalist Jessica Huseman published EAC documents to Twitter on Monday.

According to the board's charter, it has the authority to recommend voluntary guidelines to the EAC, an independent, bipartisan commission that certifies voting systems, advises election offices on compliance, and maintains national voting registration forms.

Mitchell is one of the two USCCR appointees to the 35-member EAC advisory board, which she joined after resigning from her law firm and helming conservative efforts to push for tighter state voting laws, AP reported. USCCR is one of several federal agencies that is allotted a specific number of nominations to the board.

She resigned from her previous firm, Foley & Lardner, when the Washington Post published audio of Trump's phone call to Raffensperger and revealed her involvement.

The_Kraken_Wakes on November 17th, 2021 at 12:17 UTC »

How the fuck does this happen?

MumbleGumbleSong on November 17th, 2021 at 11:30 UTC »

From the original AP article:

”The commission is divided among four Democrats, three Republicans and one independent. Its members are appointed to six-year terms by congressional leaders and presidents. Last year, Trump appointed to the commission attorney J. Christian Adams, who is president of a conservative legal group for which Mitchell chairs its board of directors.”

The grift is everywhere. It’s permeated everything.

TheNiceWasher on November 17th, 2021 at 10:39 UTC »

Watching this from outside the US.

So is this a serious move that is going on in the background, basically paving the ways for Republican (TRUMP) to win in 2024? As Bannon said - Precinct by Precinct?

Are Democrats not shitting themselves? Are you guys just relying on the 'surely not' attitude and sitting and waiting for people to come out to vote just to block Trump when the 2024 comes around? Because it scares me that even if you guys manage to win again, the whole 'election was stolen' will be so much louder and not as easily overcome this time?