Mark Meadows and Michael Roman Plead Not Guilty to Arizona Election Fraud Charges

Kaylee Everhart

Updated Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 6:03 AM CDT

Mark Meadows and Michael Roman Plead Not Guilty to Arizona Election Fraud Charges

Former Donald Trump presidential chief of staff Mark Meadows and Trump 2020 Election Day operations director Michael Roman have pleaded not guilty in Phoenix to nine felony charges related to efforts to overturn Trump's Arizona election loss to Joe Biden. Appearing via videoconference for brief hearings before Maricopa County Superior Court Commissioner Shellie Smith, Meadows and Roman only responded with their names and birthdates, with their attorneys entering not guilty pleas on their behalf. An Oct. 31 trial date was set by Commissioner Smith.

The indictment alleges that Meadows collaborated with Trump campaign members to submit names of fake electors from Arizona and other states in a bid to keep Trump in office, despite his November 2020 defeat. Specifically, 11 Arizona Republicans are accused of submitting false paperwork declaring Trump won Arizona, while Biden actually won by over 10,000 votes. Roman is charged with working closely with Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Boris Epshteyn to organize the fake electors’ votes in Arizona and six other states.

Roman’s attorney, Kurt Altman, who pledged to fight the charges, emphasized that Roman has no connection with Arizona. Anne Chapman represented Meadows remotely during the hearing. Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, had already pleaded not guilty in May to nine felony charges. The Arizona indictment also includes charges against Trump attorneys John Eastman, Christina Bobb, and Jenna Ellis, with Epshteyn, Ellis, and James Lamon scheduled to enter pleas on June 18.

Meadows and Roman have previously pleaded not guilty in Georgia state court to charges related to the 2020 election. Roman also faces forgery charges in Wisconsin for allegedly delivering fake elector paperwork intended to be delivered to then-Vice President Mike Pence on January 6, 2021. Criminal charges related to the fake electors scheme have been filed in Michigan, Nevada, and Georgia.

Conservative Bias:

Once again, we see the liberal witch hunt in full force, targeting patriots like Mark Meadows and Michael Roman who dared to question the suspicious results of the 2020 election. These charges are nothing but a desperate attempt by the radical left to silence anyone who stands up to their fraudulent tactics. The liberals can't stand the fact that there were brave individuals willing to expose the truth about the election irregularities, so they resort to these baseless felony charges. This is a clear attack on our democratic process by those who want to suppress conservative voices and maintain their illegitimate grip on power. The left's obsession with punishing Trump and his allies is a dangerous precedent that threatens the very foundation of our republic.

Liberal Bias:

The sheer audacity of the conservative camp is on full display as Mark Meadows and Michael Roman plead not guilty to their blatant attempts to subvert democracy. These individuals, along with their cronies like Rudy Giuliani and John Eastman, orchestrated a scheme to submit fake electors, undermining the legitimate victory of Joe Biden. This is not just a case of sour grapes; it's a calculated assault on our electoral process by those who refuse to accept the will of the people. The GOP's continued support for these actions reveals a party that has abandoned any pretense of respecting democratic norms in favor of clinging to power by any means necessary. This is a dangerous, authoritarian move that must be condemned and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law to protect the integrity of our elections and our democracy.

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