A “fiercely partisan Republican election lawyer” who helped Donald Trump try to overturn the election results in Georgia has been named to the Board of Advisors of the federal Election Assistance Commission. The Election Assistance Commission (or EAC, not to be confused with the Federal Election Commission, or FEC,) works with states on voting system guidelines, redistricting, cybersecurity, state voter files, voting by mail, and recounts and audits. The EAC was established under the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002 and its website says it is “an independent, bipartisan commission” that is responsible for developing guidance to meet HAVA requirements and “adopting voluntary voting system guidelines.”
Cleta Mitchell, who also helped funnel funds to the pro-Trump “fraudit” in Arizona, was on the infamous call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger when Trump asked him to “find 11,780 votes,” to overturn the election results that gave Joe Biden his win. The release of that tape led to Mitchell’s resignation from her law firm, Foley & Lardner.
Mitchell, whose work in years past included anti-LGBTQ efforts, is also a member of the secretive and “shadowy” far right-wing Christian nationalist and plutocratic Council for National Policy. Among the group’s alleged other members are Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk, Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins, Liberty Counsel’s Mat Stavers, and American Family Association’s Tim Wildmon.
The Left claims there is no voter fraud.
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— Cleta Mitchell (@CletaMitchell) November 1, 2021
@January6thCmte @RepRiggleman If you want to find out who was backing Jan. 6 and the soft coup, I'm guessing you will find it in the Senate privilege logs. Many of the same people are involved: Cleta Mitchell, Mike Flynn, Phil Waldron. It's all the same operation. https://t.co/DFZ0Guc6cC
— Avenging Angel (@FeatheredSerp) November 15, 2021
The news of Mitchell’s appointment was reported by the editorial director of Votebeat, Jessica Huseman. Huseman pointed out that the EAC’s Board of Advisors “has almost no authority.” Mitchell was nominated to the EAC’s Board of Supervisors by the United States Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR), another body with little authority.
Breaking: Cleta Mitchell — an attorney who who was integral in helping Trump craft the false narrative he won the 2020 election — has been named to the board of advisors for the Election Assistance Commission. pic.twitter.com/aerONsu1tD
— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) November 15, 2021
“She was appointed effective November 3, but the EAC just announced her nomination today—12 days later—in an email to stakeholders. Her term lasts until 2023,” Huseman wrote.