Former US President Trump’s ex-advisor takes major role to make voting laws more stronger
GOP lawyer Cleta Mitchell advised former President Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 election results.
Cleta Mitchell, ex-adviser to former President Donald Trump who advised him to overturn the 2020 elections is now playing a fundamental role to tighten voting laws across the country.
Mitchell was a longtime republican lawyer and advocate for conservative causes. She was also among Trump’s advisers on January phone call in which Trump asked Georgia election officials to find “enough” vote to declare him the winner of the battleground state and not Democrat representative Joe Biden.
Now, Cleta Mitchell has taken two efforts to push for making state voting laws more strict and to fight Democratic efforts to expand access to the ballot at the federal level.
Mitchell is also advising state lawmakers to craft voting restriction proposals. Mitchell said in an interview, “People are actually interested in getting involved and we have to harness all this energy. There are a lot of groups that have projects on election integrity that never did before.”
In the voting wars Mitchell’s most public involvement came in participation on Trump’s call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Jan 2. During the call, Mitchell insisted that she had evidence of voting fraud, but officials with the Secretary of State’s office told her that her data was incorrect.
Cleta Mitchell has a long history in the conservative movement, with positions on the boards of the National Rifle Association and the Bradley Foundation.