A federal grand jury has indicted former President Donald Trump on criminal charges related to his failed efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss.
The 45-page grand jury indictment prominently features Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico.
Michigan is mentioned 39 times in the indictment, including a three-page section that outlines alleged actions Trump and his attorneys took to overturn the election here via a slate of 16 fake electors. Trump lost Michigan by 154,188 votes.
In an attempt to reverse the results, Trump called Georgia Secratary of State Brad Raffensperger to pressure him to “find'' 11,779 votes to change the outcome. Trump also called Attorney General Chris Carr to pressure him to support Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit which sought to toss out the election results in Georgia. Trump lost Georgia by 12,670 votes.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected Trump's election challenge, noting that "nothing in this case casts any legitimate doubt that the people of Wisconsin lawfully chose Vice President Biden and Senator Harris to be the next leaders of our great country." Despite the law, Trump continued his push to have the fake electors counted to steal Wisconsin’s electoral votes from Joe Biden. Trump lost by 20,682 votes in Wisconsin.
The indictment details Trump's efforts to convince then-Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers to use his legislative powers to decertify the state's electors and replace them with a slate of fake electors. Trump lost Arizona by 10,457 votes.
Trump and his allies falsely claimed the election results in Pennsylvania were fraudulent and attempted to persuade state legislators to overturn them. Trump repeatedly raised allegations with Justice Department officials that there were 205,000 more votes than voters in Pennsylvania and publicly shamed then-Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt for not finding evidence of election fraud, resulting in death threats against him and his family. Trump lost by 81,660 votes in Pennsylvania. Trump lost Pennsylvania by 81,660 votes.
The indictment accuses Trump of organizing a fraudulent slate of electors in New Mexico and filing a lawsuit to overturn New Mexico’s election results, after results were certified. Trump lost New Mexico by 100,280 votes.