Trump indictment spells out connections to Pennsylvania in efforts to overturn election

This story originally appeared on WITF.

The four-count indictment leveled against former President Donald Trump Tuesday lists six unnamed co-conspirators who helped advance his scheme to stay in power, despite losing the 2020 presidential election.

One of them, court documents say, “orchestrated an event at a hotel in Gettysburg attended by state legislators.”

“Co-Conspirator 1 falsely claimed that Pennsylvania had issued 1.8 million absentee ballots and received 2.5 million in return,” prosecutors wrote.

The indictment refers to the Nov. 25, 2020, meeting arranged by former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani – and presided over by state Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin).

Giuliani and Mastriano spent more than three hours highlighting false claims about the 2020 presidential election in Pennsylvania – including Giuliani’s disproven assertion that the state received more mail-in ballots than were issued.

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