Daily Bread for 6.5.24: Wisconsin Attorney General Files Criminal Charges over Fraudulent Presidential Elector Scheme

Good morning.

Wednesday in Whitewater will see partly sunny afternoon conditions with a high of 77. Sunrise is 5:16 and sunset 8:30 for 15h 13m 29s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 1.1 percent of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1883, William Horlick patents the first powdered milk in the world. He named his new product, intended to be used as a health food for infants, “Malted Milk.” Horlick’s product went on to be used as a staple in fountain drinks as well as survival provisions. Malted milk was even included in explorations undertaken by Robert Peary, Roald Amundsen, and Richard Byrd.

On this day in 1944, more than 1,000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day.

Yesterday, Attorney General Josh Kaul filed felony charges against three, two of whom are attorneys, for a fraudulent presidential electors plot. Anya Van Wagtendonk and Sarah Lehr report Wisconsin AG files felony charges against Trump allies involved in 2020 false electors scheme (‘Attorneys Kenneth Chesebro and Jim Troupis, political operative Michael Roman each face 1 count of felony forgery’):

Wisconsin’s attorney general filed felony charges Tuesday against three people in connection with a 2020 scheme to submit a slate of false electors in support of former President Donald Trump.

Attorneys Kenneth Chesebro and Jim Troupis, as well as political operative Michael Roman, each face one count of felony forgery for their roles in the scheme, which involved signing official-looking documentation claiming that Trump won Wisconsin in 2020, even though he had narrowly lost. 

The Class H felony charges were filed Tuesday morning by Attorney General Josh Kaul in Dane County Circuit Court. They use a state law suggesting that Chesebro, Troupis and Roman acted knowingly when they worked to collect and submit the false elector documentation.


Chesebro is considered the architect of the plot, which extended to multiple swing states Trump had lost, in the days following the 2020 presidential election. In a memo he sent to Troupis, who was then the lead attorney for the Trump campaign in Wisconsin, Chesebro laid out a strategy to use “alternate” electors to contest the election results. 

Chesebro and Troupis recently settled a civil lawsuit related to their actions in Wisconsin. As part of that agreement, the two men admitted no “liability or culpability,” but said they would not submit false electors in the future. 

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See also Wisconsin Native Kenneth Chesebro’s January 6th Instigation and Wisconsin & Arizona Investigations into Fraudulent 2020 Presidential Electors.

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