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Authorities in Arizona have subpoenaed Mike Roman, a former Trump 2020 campaign official, as part of a criminal investigation into efforts to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. Roman is also a co-defendant in the Georgia election subversion case. The investigation is being overseen by Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes, who is considering whether to bring criminal charges. The probe is focused on fake pro-Trump electors from Arizona and organizers of the effort, as well as individuals connected to Trump’s national campaign.

Mayes has emphasized that the investigation is serious and robust, noting that they are taking their time to ensure that justice is served for the people of Arizona and the country as a whole. The investigation is believed to be progressing ahead of the 2024 presidential election, where Trump is expected to face Biden again as the Republican nominee. Prosecutors in Michigan, Georgia, and Nevada have already brought charges against individuals involved in similar efforts to overturn election results, and prosecutors in Wisconsin are conducting a similar probe.

Among those questioned by Arizona prosecutors is pro-Trump attorney Kenneth Chesebro, who has been identified as one of Trump’s unindicted co-conspirators in a federal indictment related to the fake electors plot. Chesebro has pleaded guilty in the Georgia racketeering case and has met with prosecutors from other states investigating the fake electors plan. Communications obtained by CNN show that Chesebro collaborated closely with Roman on the fake electors scheme leading up to the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021.

The Arizona attorney general’s office declined to comment on the recent developments, and an attorney for Roman also refrained from making a statement. The investigation is part of a broader effort to hold accountable those who sought to undermine the democratic process and overturn the results of the 2020 election. The subpoenas issued in Arizona and other states signal that authorities are taking these efforts seriously and are actively pursuing those involved in attempts to interfere with the election results.

The criminal investigation in Arizona underscores the importance of upholding the integrity of the electoral process and ensuring that the outcome of elections is not tampered with through illegal means. By targeting individuals like Roman and Chesebro who were involved in efforts to overturn the election results, authorities are sending a clear message that such actions will not be tolerated. As the probe progresses, more details may emerge about the extent of the alleged election subversion efforts and the involvement of key figures connected to Trump’s campaign. The upcoming 2024 presidential election could further highlight the importance of safeguarding the democratic process and holding those responsible for election interference accountable.

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