New Documents show that Thomas indeed used the platform to reach many legislators at the same time. On November 9, she sent identical emails to 20 members. of House of Arizona and seven Arizona state senators. It represents more how half of Republican members of state legislature at that time.
Message, just days later media organizations called race for Biden in Arizona and across the country urged lawmakers to “stand strong.” in in face of political and media pressure” and stated that the responsibility for the choice of voters lies “on you and only you.” They have had “power to fight back against fraud” and “ensure what a blank slate of The electors have been chosen,” the email reads.
Among deputies who received email was then-rep. Anthony Kern, Stop the Steal supporter who lost his bid for re-election in November 2020 and then joined U.S. Representative Louis Gomert (D.T.) and others as plaintiff in lawsuit against Vice President Mike Pence last- to abandon attempts to cancel the victory of Biden. Kern was photographed outside Capitol during the riot on January 6, but said that he did not enter the building, according to local media reports.
Kern did not immediately respond to a request. for comment Friday. He’s looking for his party nomination for seat in Arizona State Senate and was approved former President Donald Trump.
December 13, the day before the participants of the electoral college had to nominate its votes and seal Biden’s victory, Thomas sent an email to 22 members of the House of Representatives and one senator. “Before you choose your state’s electors… think what will happen to the nation we all love if you don’t stand up up as well as lead”, – the letter says. This is related to the video of swing state legislator “put things in order” and “not give in to cowardice.”
Speaker of The home of Russell “Rusty” Bowers and Rep. Shonna Bolik, two previously identified recipients, told The Post. in Let Thomas’s propaganda have nothing to do with on them decisions about how handle claims of election fraud.
But the discovery that Jeannie Thomas was directly involved in clicking on them to override popular vote – an action that would be unprecedented in modern era – questions have become aggravated about husband should drop cases related to the 2020 presidential election and attempts to disrupt it. Jeannie Thomas status as leading conservative political activist set her separately from other spouses of Supreme Court justices.
Jeannie Thomas did not respond to search requests. comment for this report. She had long insisted that she and her husband act in separate professional tracks.
press secretary for The Supreme Court did not answer questions for Clarence Thomas.
The Post received emails belonging to Arizona. public records law, which—unlike laws in several others key 2020 rocking states – allows in public to access emails, text messages, and other written communications to and from state legislators.
In March, The Post and CBS News received text messages sent by Jeannie Thomas. in weeks after the 2020 election to Mark Meadows, then Trump’s boss of employees. Reports showed that Thomas was spreading false claims and urging Meadows to keep fighting for Trump to remain in White House.
“This conflict of interest just yells at you,” said Adam B. Schiff (D-CA), who serves on House Committee of Inquiry January 6 attack on Capitol, on MNBC in a response to The Post’s May report revealing emails to Bolik and Bowers.
Schiff pointed to Clarence Thomas. decision not recuse himself when Trump went to the Supreme Court to try to prevent a House committee from getting access to his White House records. high court declined block release of those documents. Thomas, siding with Trump was the only one justice mind.
“Here’s your wife of Supreme Court justice’, Schiff said, trying to ‘make Arizona wrongfully waive votes of millions. And also to add to this, her husband on Supreme Court, writing disagreement in case, arguing against providing documents to Congress that could reveal some of those same emails.
After the May article, Marc Paoletta is a longtime collaborator of thomas who like a dick of the administration of George W. Bush played role in in confirmation of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court – confirmed that Jeannie Thomas signed the emails, but he sought to keep her to a minimum. role.
Ginny signed her name on a pre-written letter signed by thousands of citizens and sent to state legislators across the country,” wrote Paoletta. on Twitter on May 20. He described Thomas’ activities as private citizen joining letter writing campaignand also added sarcastically, “How disturbing, what a threat!”
Letter-writing campaigns were organized on FreeRoots.com, which advertised itself as a platform for amplifying grassroots advocacy across the political spectrum. Mail review of his archived web pages shows that it was actively used in end of 2020 by groups seeking to cancel presidential elections results.
One of such groups was Every Legal Vote, which organized campaign send the message that Jeannie Thomas sent on November 9. In those. first a few days after the November 3 elections, “Every Legal Vote” described itself online as “labor of love of american citizens, in partnership” with United non-profit organization in Purpose, according to web pages stored by the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. United in Purpose that uses data for electroplating conservative christian voters, in last years hosted dinners where Thomas presented her Impact Awards to right-wing leaders.
December 14, 2020 Biden voters in Arizona votes after the election results we certified secretary of Kathy Hobbs of State (right) and Gov. Doug Ducey (right).
Trump Electors met in Arizona that day and signed a document declaring themselves “duly elected as well as qualified Electors”. One of it was Kern, the outgoing state representative.
Kern was among more than a dozen deputies who signed on to a letter to Congress on the same day calling for for selective votes go to Trump or “be completely annulled until full forensic examination may be carried out.
The letter of the deputies was an exhibit in Lawsuit by Kern and Gomert asking federal court rule that Pence had “exclusive powers and sole discretion” in deciding which electoral votes count for given state. The plaintiffs petitioned the Supreme Court intervene after the case was dismissed in lower courts. The day after the January 6 uprising, the court declined in unsigned order.