A former Dane County judge who legally represented President Donald Trump coordinated with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to pass documents falsely stating Trump won Wisconsin to then-Vice President Mike Pence as Pence was set to confirm Joe Biden as the next president on Jan. 6, 2021, newly revealed messages show.
The Wisconsin document, signed by 10 Republicans who convened in the state Capitol on Dec. 14, 2020, was filled out on the same day the Democratic slate of Wisconsin electors met in the same building to deliver the state’s 10 electoral votes to Biden. The meeting of Republicans occurred after the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Biden had won the election.
“We need to get a document on the Wisconsin electors to you for the VP immediately,” former Dane County Circuit Court Judge James Troupis sent to Johnson on Jan. 6, 2021, at 11:36 a.m., according to texts provided to Just the News. “Is there a staff person I can talk to immediately. Thanks Jim T.”‘
Six minutes later, Johnson connected his chief of staff Sean Riley with Troupis in a text chain.
That happened just an hour before a Pence aide denied Riley’s attempt to pass those documents, which falsely stated Trump won Michigan and Wisconsin in November 2020, to the vice president.