Rudy Giuliani Processed in Arizona for Fake Electors Scheme

Legal challenges loom as the 2024 election approaches.

by Nouman Rasool
Rudy Giuliani Processed in Arizona for Fake Electors Scheme
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On Monday, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who also acted as former President Donald Trump's lawyer, was arrested for allegedly trying to overturn the 2020 election in favor of Trump in Arizona. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office verified the arrest, and processing included a mug shot but gave no further details.

The Clerk of the Superior Court for Maricopa County said Giuliani posted a $10,000 cash bond to secure his release. "In an email sent to The DCNF, a Giuliani spokesman, Ted Goodman said the lawyer believed he had committed no crime.

"Mayor Rudy Giuliani — the most effective federal prosecutor in U.S. history — will be fully vindicated," This is yet another example of partisan actors weaponizing the criminal justice system to interfere with the 2024 presidential election through outlandish charges against President Trump and anyone willing to take on the permanent Washington political class."

Pleading Not Guilty

Giuliani pleaded not guilty to the nine felony charges involving him and his participation in the fake electors scheme in May.

This is part of a much broader indictment in Arizona that includes 18 people, including leading Trump attorneys John Eastman, Christina Bobb, and Jenna Ellis. Mark Meadows, Trump's former presidential chief of staff, and Michael Roman, his 2020 Election Day operations director, also last Friday pleaded not guilty in Phoenix to nine felony charges each, stemming from their alleged participation in the same scheme.

The charge accuses Meadows and other members of the Trump campaign of sending Congress lists of fake elector names from Arizona and other states to keep Trump in office after he lost the November 2020 election. "This is part of a larger probe which has seen similar charges filed in other states—Michigan, Nevada, and Georgia—all related to the fake elector's plot.".

Such proceedings underline persistent attention and the legal fights several people find themselves in through 2020 election efforts. An ever-growing series of legal challenges has captured the public's attention since the the 2024 presidential elections, underlining how the 2020 election controversy has become so ingrained in American politics.