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Georgia secretary of state and other state officials slated to testify at January 6 hearing


By Zachary Cohen, Annie Grayer and Jeremy Herb, CNN

The House select committee investigating the January 6 riot is set to hear live testimony from four witnesses during Tuesday’s hearing that will focus on how former President Donald Trump and his allies pressured state-level officials to overturn the 2020 election results.

The committee will also show evidence that Trump was involved in a scheme to submit fake slates of electors in the 2020 presidential election, US Rep. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat and member of the panel who is expected to play a leading role in the presentation, said Sunday.

The witness list for Tuesday’s hearing includes three individuals from Georgia: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, his deputy Gabe Sterling and former election worker Wandrea ArShaye “Shaye” Moss.

Rusty Bowers, a Republican who is the Arizona House speaker, is also scheduled to testify, the committee formally announced Monday.

Tuesday’s hearing will also detail how Trump, his former attorney Rudy Giuliani and then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows pressured officials, as well as, how false election claims fueled death threats for those at the state level.

Bowers, Raffensperger and Sterling will be part of a panel detailing the Trump campaign’s effort to force states to overturn their certified election results.

Moss is slated to appear separately on a second panel, according to the committee’s hearing notice. She was accused by Trump and others of carrying out a fake ballot scheme in Fulton County, Georgia. The committee will hear first-hand about her experiences and the threats she received as a result of Trump’s false claims, committee aides said Monday.

Bowers, who supported Trump’s reelection bid in 2020, refused to bow to intimidation and efforts to get him to back efforts in the legislature to decertify Biden’s victory in Arizona.

Raffensperger’s profile grew after the 2020 election when he resisted Trump’s efforts to pressure him to “find” the votes necessary for the then-President to win Georgia in an infamous January 2021 phone call.

The Georgia Republican has already spoken privately with the committee about his experience in addition to testifying before a special grand jury in a criminal probe into Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in the Peach State.

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CNN’s Manu Raju contributed to this report.

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