Conservative activist Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, implored 29 Arizona lawmakers to reverse former President Donald Trump’s 2020 election defeat in the Grand Canyon state in choosing new voters – 27 more than previously thought, according to a new report.
A month after the Washington Post reported that Ginni Thomas, as she is known, emailed two lawmakers in November and December 2020, additional documents obtained by the outlet revealed she sent messages similar to more than two dozen others.
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According to the report, the documents indicate that Thomas sent emails to 20 members of the Arizona House and seven members of the state Senate on November 9 via FreeRoots, which allows political organizations to produce campaigns by E-mail.
The pre-written emails were reportedly identical in content, calling on lawmakers to “stand firm in the face of political and media pressure.” He also claimed they had the ‘power to fight fraud’ and ‘to ensure that a clean list of voters is chosen’.
While the Constitution gives state legislatures the power to select voters as they see fit, in Arizona all electoral votes go to the candidate who wins the popular vote in the state.
On Dec. 13 — a day before the Electoral College is due to convene to vote — Thomas also emailed 22 members of the Arizona House and a state senator.
“Before you choose your state’s voters … think about what will happen to the nation we all love if you don’t rise up and lead,” the email reportedly read, linking to a video that also urged voters. legislators to “not give in to cowardice”. .”
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Thomas did not immediately respond to a New York Post request for comment.
The email recipients included Arizona House Speaker Russell Bowers and 2020 House Elections Committee member Shawnna Bolick — who had previously been identified by the New York Post — as well as the Then-state Representative Anthony Kern, who was photographed outside the Capitol building during the Jan. 6 riot.
The newly discovered emails raise new questions about Clarence Thomas’ involvement in Supreme Court cases related to the 2020 presidential election.
In March, a joint Washington Post/CBS News report revealed that Thomas had sent a series of text messages to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in the weeks following the election, pushing for the cancellation of the loss of Trump.
“Help this great president stand firm, Mark!!!” Thomas reportedly wrote in a November 10, 2020 post.
“You are the leader, with him, who defends American constitutional governance at the edge of the precipice. Most know that Biden and the left are attempting the biggest heist in our history. »
On Nov. 5, 2020, two days after Election Day, Thomas reportedly wrote to Meadows, “Don’t back down.
At the time, numerous Democratic lawmakers and legal scholars called on Clarence Thomas to recuse himself after he was the lone dissenter in an 8-1 Supreme Court decision refusing to block the release of a trove of documents Trump had beaten to keep House. select committee charged with investigating the riot.
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“Judges are required to recuse themselves when their involvement in a case would create even the appearance of a conflict of interest. A person with an ounce of common sense could see the bar is full here,” Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, said in a statement.
“At the bare minimum, Judge Thomas must recuse himself from any matter related to the January 6 investigation, and if Donald Trump runs again, any matter related to the 2024 election.”
“In light of new reports from many media outlets, Justice Thomas’ conduct on the Supreme Court appears to be increasingly corrupt,” Wyden added.
A version of this report was posted on NYPost.com.
Read more (February 2022): New York Times article about Clarence Thomas and his wife, Ginni, sparks outcry
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