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Mon Feb 19, 2024, 05:38 AM Feb 19

Wisconsin 'fake elector' Andrew Hitt says he was tricked into signing document claiming Trump won in 2020 [View all]

Source: The Hill

02/18/24 9:59 PM ET

The former chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party said Sunday he was “tricked” into signing documents alleging former President Trump won the 2020 election as part of the state’s “fake elector” scheme.

Andrew Hitt told Anderson Cooper in a “60 Minutes” interview that he was advised by the state GOP’s legal counsel to sign the documents as a contingency, in case the Trump campaign’s legal case against Wisconsin’s election integrity succeeded. Hitt said he “wasn’t comfortable with” Trump campaign attempts to toss out votes in Wisconsin, and that he didn’t believe the legal claims of widespread fraud.

“We got specific advice from our lawyers that these documents were meaningless, unless a court said they had meaning,” he said. He added that he felt pressured into signing the document, fearful that he would be held responsible in the situation that the Trump suit won and the electors were not prepared.

“It was not a safe time,” he said. “If my lawyer is right, and the whole reason Trump loses Wisconsin is because of me, I will be scared to death.” “If I knew what I knew now, I wouldn’t have done it,” he continued. “It was kept from us that there was this alternate scheme, alternate motive.”

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/4476155-wisconsin-fake-elector-andrew-hitt-says-he-was-tricked-into-signing-document-claiming-trump-won-in-2020/

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Then that legal counsel should have an ethics charge and investigation, no_hypocrisy Feb 19 #1
That is the one thing that has bugged me about this whole thing. Lochloosa Feb 19 #6
Hitt is also - a lawyer. Grins Feb 19 #27
Reminiscent of Martha Stewart claiming to be innocent of insider trading. no_hypocrisy Feb 19 #33
Hitt Isn't Just Any Attorney - His Area of Expertise Is Supposed to Be Election Law Indykatie Feb 19 #34
He's only saying that because he was caught. AllyCat Feb 19 #2
BINGO! (n/t) OldBaldy1701E Feb 19 #3
Tricked? Roy Rolling Feb 19 #4
2 things Red Mountain Feb 19 #5
+++ Leghorn21 Feb 19 #7
'The lawyer made me do it.' pfitz59 Feb 19 #8
Actually, it is an excuse if advised by a lawyer. It's an affirmative defense. NutmegYankee Feb 19 #14
Ah yes, the famous American political principle of Prairie Gates Feb 19 #9
More nonsense from the PArty of Personal Responsibility Old Crank Feb 19 #10
You know what? If i thought something was possibly illegal, i would ALWAYS request bluestarone Feb 19 #11
Oh boo boo! If he's that dumb then he shouldn't be in office. I don't buy into his BS. Firestorm49 Feb 19 #12
Did Rapunzel pay him a visit Marthe48 Feb 19 #13
I'm not buying it. sybylla Feb 19 #15
The repentant demeanor of the guilty tonekat Feb 19 #16
Tricked? You could fertilize entire farm fields with that amount of bullshit. Aristus Feb 19 #17
B.S. republianmushroom Feb 19 #18
For being a lawyer, you would think that he knows what is in Butterflylady Feb 19 #19
Did anyone hold your hand to the paper and physically make you sign it? Novara Feb 19 #20
Well, yes BaronChocula Feb 19 #21
I was afraid Trump would have me killed. That definitely is a good defense. twodogsbarking Feb 19 #22
Nuts Jimbo S Feb 19 #23
Andrew Hitt is the best Jimbo S Feb 19 #24
Stupid says what to try to stay out of jail? hurple Feb 19 #25
I will use nice words- MOMFUDSKI Feb 19 #26
BS. He never felt "comfortable" about it. That means he knew it was a bogus move... brush Feb 19 #28
He shouldn't need lawyers to advise him. As the State Party Chair he should have known how it worked. LiberalFighter Feb 19 #29
This message was self-deleted by its author Hekate Feb 19 #30
If you are given a document to sign that makes certain factual claims Ocelot II Feb 19 #31
He's right. The Republicans are all dirty tricks. LakeArenal Feb 19 #32
A brilliant idiot genius Frank Bleeptalk Feb 19 #35
I watched his interview with Anderson Cooper... SKKY Feb 19 #36
And no real apology was offered by Hilt as far as I can determine. riversedge Feb 20 #37
Nope. Again, he only feels bad for getting caught. SKKY Feb 21 #38
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