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Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife allegedly urged GOP lawmakers to challenge 2020 election results 

According to reports by The Washington Post and CBS News released on Thursday, Virginia Thomas, the wife of conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, encouraged former Trump administration chief of staff Mark Meadows to work on overturning the results of the 2020 election.

The reports indicate Thomas’ conversations with Meadows took place over a series of text messages.

The messages had been sent in the weeks after the November 3 presidential election, and they demonstrate how Thomas urged Meadows to “make a plan” and “release the Kraken” to save Donald Trump’s presidency.

“Sounds like Sidney [Powell] and her team are getting inundated with evidence of fraud. Make a plan. Release the Kraken and save us from the left taking America down,” Thomas, a conservative activist and attorney, said in one of the 29 messages between her and Meadows. 

Powell was the representative for Trump’s campaign as he sought to overturn the results of the election, and she filed lawsuits challenging the counts in several states in support of Trump’s claims of election fraud. She had originally promised to “release the Kraken” in order to bring the alleged fraud to light, as a reference to the Scandinavian folklore sea monster. 

Those messages were given over to the congressional committee tasked with investigating the January 6 riot on the U.S. Capitol. Reuters sought comment from Meadows at the Conservative Partnership Institute, which is an organization that assists in electing conservatives to office where Meadows is currently serving as a partner.

Trump’s campaign separated itself from Powell after she made comments at a November 19, 2020 news conference that the electronic voting systems had switched ballots to Biden. 

ARTICLE: ELIZABETH HERTZBERG

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: FORBES

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