Fake Trump Electors in Wisconsin Accept Biden’s 2020 Win in Settlement

The agreement bars the group of 10 Republicans from serving as electors in 2024 or any other election in which former President Donald J. Trump is on the ballot.

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A group of 10 bogus Republican electors who tried to overturn Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory in Wisconsin in the 2020 presidential election accepted as part of a lawsuit settlement on Wednesday that former President Donald J. Trump lost the election.

The settlement was the first of its kind involving rogue actors in battleground states who, promoting conspiracy theories about election fraud out of loyalty to Mr. Trump, had filed paperwork claiming that he had won the election.

The defendants in the case, who were part of a slate of Mr. Trump’s allies in Wisconsin, agreed that they would not serve as Electoral College delegates during the 2024 presidential race or in any other election in which the former president is on the ballot.

The settlement was reached about 18 months after two Democrats who served as Wisconsin electors in the 2020 election sued 10 Republicans for their efforts to subvert the outcome. The settlement was reported earlier by The Washington Post.

The case overlapped with continuing prosecutions in Michigan and Georgia of several of Mr. Trump’s loyalists who masqueraded as legitimate presidential electors in those battleground states, which Mr. Biden also carried in 2020.

Neil Vigdor covers politics for The Times, focusing on voting rights issues and election disinformation. More about Neil Vigdor

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