by Charlotte Hazard
Phill Kline, director of the election integrity group The Amistad Project, has set up a non-profit to financially support the alternate electors in the 2020 election who are facing criminal charges.
“The funding will be distributed to their attorneys on an equal basis,” Kline said in a phone interview Monday night with Just the News. “It will also include those (Trump’s co-defendants) in Georgia.”
Last month, former President Donald Trump and his 18 co-defendants named in Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ indictment surrendered at the Fulton County jail on 13 felony charges related to alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election result in the state.
Michigan’s 16 alternate electors were charged by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel in July for allegedly submitting false certificates claiming they were the legitimate electors. Each faces eight criminal charges, including forgery and conspiracy to commit election forgery.
“If we seed government with the authority of determining what is true and not true – government will, as history and logic teach – use that power to define those opposed to its power as the enemy and forwarding “untruths,” Kline wrote on the “Defend the Electors” website.
Kline told Just the News that questioning an election is not criminal and not long ago, the left was questioning the 2016 election.
“It’s highly hypocritical as a few elections back, it was the left challenging the election at every step possible,” he said. “That inconsistency reveals a lot.”
“Defend the Electors” is a 501(c)(3) and if one of the defendants doesn’t need the funds, they will be equally redistributed amongst the other defendants.
“We don’t have enough prisons if we are going to charge Americans who challenge the government,” Kline stated. “That is speech that should be protected, not prosecuted.”
The website also lists all alternate electors, what they do for a living and their roles in local politics.
No nation of free people will remain free if its people are not willing to stand for the freedom of those with whom they disagree,” the site states. “As George Orwell observed ‘if liberty means anything to all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.'”
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