Ten Wisconsin Republicans who posed as fake electors for former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election have settled a civil lawsuit, admitting their actions were part of an effort to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory.
As part of the settlement, the fake electors acknowledged that Biden won Wisconsin in 2020, withdrew their filings and agreed not to serve as presidential electors in 2024 or any other election where Trump is on the ballot. They also agreed to send a statement to the government offices that received the Electoral College votes saying that their actions were part of an attempt to overturn the 2020 election.
The settlement marks the first time that any fake electors have revoked their filings sent to Congress.
While the civil lawsuit is over, recent cooperation by former Trump lawyer, Kenneth Chesebro, in various state probes, including Wisconsin, has indicated that the state attorney general’s office has launched its own investigation into the slate of fake electors.