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John Eastman. Rudy Giuliani. Donald Trump himself.
These people all bear some responsibility for the events of January 6, 2021. But there is another contributing factor—an institution, not a person—whose role is regularly overlooked, and that deserves a focus in the ongoing January 6 committee hearings: the Electoral College. The Electoral College isn’t responsible for President Trump’s efforts to remain in office despite his clear loss. But it was integral to Trump’s strategy, and it has everything to do with how close he came to success.
Electoral College, Donald Trump, U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack
Shaw, Katherine A., "The Other Cause of January 6" (2022). Online Publications. 19.