Ahead of November Election, Ron Johnson Working With Firm Connected to January 6th Fake Electors
MADISON, Wis. — A new report reveals Ron Johnson has made payments to a firm ran by one of the lawyers who tried to overturn the 2020 election results and worked with Johnson to get “fake electors” to Vice President Pence.
- Sen. Ron Johnson recently made two payments to a law firm led by a Wisconsin attorney embroiled in the Justice Department’s Jan. 6 probe, tapping the firm in part to assist in a possible recount, according to financial disclosures filed Friday.
- Johnson, R-Wis., made the payments to the law firm led by James Troupis, who allegedly played a role in a plan to reverse the 2020 election results through the use of “fake electors” that’s now under scrutiny by the federal government.
- Troupis, a lawyer for Donald Trump’s campaign, led Trump’s unsuccessful recount efforts in Wisconsin.
- Johnson, locked in one of the closest Senate races in the nation against Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, has paid a little over $20,000 in recent months to the Troupis Law Office in Cross Plains, Wisc., according to new financial disclosures filed with the Federal Elections Commission
- On July 26, 2022, Johnson’s campaign paid $13,287 to Troupis Law for “legal consulting.” On Aug. 18, it paid $7,000 for what’s listed on his financial records as “Recount: Legal Consulting.”
- While campaigns sometimes prepare for different Election Day voting scenarios, Johnson’s payment for legal consulting on a possible recount to an outside law firm could be a sign the senator is expecting the kind of dead-heat contest the battleground state is known for.
- Johnson has not said whether he would accept the results of the Nov. 8 election.
- Phone, email and text messages left with Johnson’s campaign were not immediately returned.