Ginni Thomas asked 29 Arizona state legislators to overturn Biden’s victory in the state, report says

Email is the latest revelation of the Supreme Court Justice’s wife’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election.

Ginni Thomas Texts

Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, pushed 29 state legislators in Arizona to push aside Joe Biden’s win in the state and instead “choose” their own electors, The Washington Post reported.

The alleged Ms Thomas emailed 27 more state legislators than the Post initially reported last month. Ms Thomas, herself a prominent conservative activist, sent the messages using FreeRoots, an online platform that allows people to send pre-written emails to multiple elected officials.

Ms Thomas reportedly sent emails to 20 Republicans in Arizona’s House and seven in its Senate. The message urged legislators to “stand strong in the face of political and media pressure” and that they had the “power to fight back against fraud.”

The email said that the legislators could “ensure that a clean slate of Electors is chosen.”

“Before you choose your state’s Electors … consider what will happen to the nation we all love if you don’t stand up and lead”, she said. The email then links to a man who told lawmakers to “put things right” and “not give in to cowardice.”

The newly revealed emails from Ms Thomas are the latest in a slew of revelations that show the extent to which the wife of the longest-serving Supreme Court Justice tried to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Earlier this year, CBS News and the Post reported that she pressured White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to undertake efforts to overturn the election results.

Ultimately, Arizona’s legislature voted to certify Mr Biden’s victory.

The Independent has reached out to Ms Thomas for comment.

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