Center for Media and Democracy, January 27, 2021: ALEC’s Numerous Ties to the Capitol Insurrection and “Big Lie”
The article discusses ALEC's deep ties to the Trump organization. Arizona has some of this in prior posts and threads, but this article is a summary of it all.
"Shortly after Trump took office, ALEC CEO Lisa Nelson told ALEC funders and members that the Trump administration has “the potential to be an ALEC administration. It is full of the people and ideas we’ve advanced since 1973…. Now is our time. And ALEC is ready.”"
"At a February 2020 meeting of the Council for National Policy (CNP), a hyper-secretive Christian Right network, Nelson told a room of donors and activists that ALEC was working with three GOP attorneys on “action items that legislators can take to question the validity of an election.”"
“Obviously we all want President Trump to win and win the national vote,” said Nelson, who is also a CNP member. “But it’s very clear from all the comments and all the suggestions up front that really what it comes down to is the states and the state legislators.”
"Nelson assured her audience that ALEC was working with Heritage Foundation’s master of election misinformation Hans Von Spakovsky, former FEC member Brad Smith, and now-disgraced attorney Cleta Mitchell on a strategy for “questioning the validity of an election.”
"Mitchell notoriously served as Trump’s counsel on a potentially illegal call with Georgia’s Secretary of State where Trump urged officials to “find” more votes to flip the election in his favor, and backed Trump’s election fraud lies.
"In fact, Mitchell served as private chair of ALEC’s secretive “Political Process Working Group” at the same time that she went all-out to manipulate the voting rules and results in Trump’s favor."
There's more...mind boggling.