Conservative activist Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, pleaded with 29 Arizona lawmakers to reverse former President Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss in Grand Canyon state by electing new voters — 27 more than previously thought, according to a new report.
A month after the Washington Post reported that Ginni Thomas, as she is known, emailed more documents in November and December 2020 to two lawmakers get revealed through the outlet She sent similar messages to more than two dozen others.
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According to the report, the documents indicate that on November 9, Thomas sent emails to 20 members of the Arizona House and seven members of the State Senate through FreeRoots, which allows political organizations to create email campaigns.
The pre-packaged emails were reportedly identical in content and urged lawmakers to “stand firm against political and media pressure.” It was also claimed that they had the “power to stand up against fraud” and “ensure a clean list of voters is selected”.
While the Constitution gives state legislatures the power to select voters at their discretion, in Arizona all electoral votes are given to the candidate who won the state popular vote.
On December 13, the day before the Electoral College met to vote, Thomas also emailed 22 members of the Arizona House and a state senator.
“Before you elect your state’s voters…think about what will happen to the nation we all love if you don’t stand up and take the lead,” the email reads, linking to a video showing the Lawmakers were also urged “not to give in to cowardice.”
From the archive (December 2020): “Democracy has prevailed,” Biden said after the Electoral College confirmed his “clear victory.”
Thomas did not immediately respond to a New York Post request for comment.
Recipients of the emails included Arizona House Speaker Russell Bowers and 2020 House Elections Committee member Shawnna Bolick – who were previously identified by the New York Post – along with then-Rep. Anthony Kern, who was photographed outside the Capitol during the January 6 riots.
The newly discovered e-mails raise further questions Clarence Thomas involvement in Supreme Court cases in connection with the 2020 presidential election.
In March, a joint Washington Post and CBS News report revealed that Thomas had sent a series of text messages to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in the weeks following the election, urging reversal of Trump’s loss.
“Help this great President stand firm Mark!!!” Thomas reportedly wrote in a message dated November 10, 2020.
“With him, you are the leader who stands on the precipice of America’s constitutional governance. The majority knows Biden and the left is attempting the biggest heist in our history.”
On November 5, 2020, two days after Election Day, Thomas reportedly wrote to Meadows, “Don’t back down.”
At the time, many Democratic lawmakers and legal scholars called for Clarence Thomas to resign after he was the only dissenter in an 8-1 Supreme Court decision that refused to block the release a wealth of documents that Trump had fought to keep from the House Inquiry Committee investigating the riot.
From the archive (January 2022): The Republican senator stands his ground as Trump calls him an “idiot” and “RINO” for acknowledging that Biden’s election in 2020 was fair
“Judges have an obligation to resign if their involvement in a proceeding would create even the appearance of a conflict of interest. A person with common sense could see that the bar has been met here,” Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said in a statement.
“Judge Thomas must at a minimum retire from every case related to the January 6 inquest, and should Donald Trump run again, from any case related to the 2024 election.”
“Following new reports from numerous media outlets, Justice Thomas’ conduct in the Supreme Court looks increasingly corrupt,” Wyden added.
Read more (February 2022): The New York Times story about Clarence Thomas and his wife Ginni sparks an outcry
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