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The Todd Allbaugh Show Interviews Patrick Marley, the Reporter Who Broke the News Early Wednesday about the Settlement with the So-Called Fake Electors in the State of Wisconsin

Source: Civic Media, Canva, Patrick Marley/Washington Post

The Todd Allbaugh Show Interviews Patrick Marley, the Reporter Who Broke the News Early Wednesday about the Settlement with the So-Called Fake Electors in the State of Wisconsin

The host discusses the implications of the settlement with his guests.

December 7, 2023 at 11:35 AM UTC

By: Jorge Reyna / Civic Media

On Wednesday, December 6, Todd Allbaugh spoke with Patrick Marley, the reporter for the Washington Post who broke the story on the settlement of the Trump electors agreeing that Joe Biden won the Presidential election three years ago in an article titled “Wisconsin Trump electors settle lawsuit, agree Biden won in 2020.”

At the top of the hour, Todd was joined by two other Civic Media hosts, Matt Flynn and Pat Kreitlow, along with weekly guest Trygve Olson, a senior advisor to The Lincoln Project to discuss the news broken by Marley earlier in the day.

The group spent time discussing the civil settlement, which was filed early Wednesday. Each of them lent their perspectives about its possible implications, particularly as it pertains to some of the defendants listed—like Bob Spendell, who is still serving on the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Flynn and Kreitlow agreed that the situation is at the very least a cause for concern because, as Flynn said, “he is on the Wisconsin Elections Commission voting on things that are going to do [with] the elections in 2024.”

Upon discussing the details of the settlement further, Pat Kreitlow called the fact that the fake electors were forced to withdraw their inaccurate filings regarding the outcome of the Presidential election of 2020 in Wisconsin, “a major victory for the true electors, for Wisconsin voters, for democracy.”

Trygve Olson agreed this is “a win for voters in Wisconsin that these guys had to admit … that the election was not fraudulent.” He said, “it’s a good day for the people of Wisconsin and who and what Wisconsin is about.”

WaPo reporter Patrick Marley joined during the latter half of the hour to discuss his reporting. He illustrated the gravity of the state’s Republican electors carrying out the actions they were now forced to disavow by reminding the audience the material these operatives produced back in 2020, “ended up being used on January 6th to try to subvert the outcome of the election as Congress was certifying it.”

The overall impression left from court documents revealed throughout the litigation was the fake elector operation was shrouded in secrecy in order to avoid drawing public scrutiny. Marley relates how at one point, the venue for the meeting in the State Capitol was changed so as to avoid being spotted by someone who might recognize them that day.

One of the main takeaways from the story filed by Marley was that many of the Republican operatives involved in the lawsuit were revealed to have known what they were doing was wrong, even if they didn’t say it explicitly.

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Listen to the full conversation:

Breaking Wisconsin Electors Plea from Patrick Marley of @WashingtonPost | The Todd Allbaugh Show

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