Ginni Thomas Pressured Wisconsin Republicans to Overturn Trump’s 2020 Loss, Emails Show

Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, pressured Wisconsin lawmakers to overturn Donald Trump’s loss in the state, according to emails obtained by The Washington Post.

Emails obtained by the Post earlier this year showed that Thomas pressed 29 Arizona state lawmakers, some of them multiple times, in November and December 2020 to set aside President Joe Biden’s victory and “choose” their own electors that would throw the race to Trump.

The new emails show that Thomas also messages Wisconsin Republican state Sen. Kathy Bernier, the former chair of the Senate elections committee, and state Rep. Gary Tauchen.

The emails are nearly verbatim as the emails sent to the Arizona lawmakers.

Thomas sent form emails:

Thomas sent the emails using FreeRoots, a website that allows people to send pre-written form emails to elected officials.

“Please stand strong in the face of media and political pressure,” the emails said. “Please reflect on the awesome authority granted to you by our Constitution. And then please take action to ensure that a clean slate of Electors is chosen for our state.”

News outlets previously obtained Thomas’ text messages to former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, urging him to keep fighting to overturn the election loss.

Thomas was also in contact with Trump legal strategist John Eastman, who helped outline the plot to overturn the election on Jan. 6.

Will Thomas testify?

Thomas’ role in the effort to overturn the election has come under scrutiny by the House Jan. 6 committee, which asked her to submit to a voluntary interview and provide documents related to plans to overturn the election.

Though Thomas initially said she “looks forward to talking” with the committee, her lawyer sent a letter to the panel arguing there was no “sufficient basis” for the interview.


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