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Hearings reveal Trump’s vast plan to overturn Americans’ votes
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Hearings reveal Trump’s vast plan to overturn Americans’ votes

William Roberts and Michael Sozan outline the evidence presented in the January 6 House Select Committee hearings and argue for stronger protections of voting rights.

Riveting bipartisan congressional hearings have brought the events on and leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection to prime time. Compelling evidence shows that then-President Donald Trump carried out a widescale conspiracy to overturn the will of American voters and illegitimately hold onto power. Trump, and his supporters, betrayed the nation while violating his oath of office.

The committee has grounded its work in documenting, substantiating and sharing the facts. Its work has been guided by nonpartisan career prosecutors who have interviewed 1,000 witnesses and reviewed at least 140,000 documents. The committee has been connecting the dots about the multipronged plan to overturn the election. What’s most striking is that, thus far, the committee has almost exclusively presented testimony from senior Republican government officials and operatives — many of them Trump’s closest aides — in their own words.

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William Roberts

Senior Vice President, Rights and Justice

Michael Sozan

Senior Fellow

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