The committee issued subpoenas to six individuals, including two members of the Trump campaign and four prominent GOP officials from battleground states, as part of its investigation into the US Capitol attack on January 6, 2021.
“The Select Committee is seeking information about efforts to send false slates of electors to Washington and change the outcome of the 2020 election. We’re seeking records and testimony from former campaign officials and other individuals in various states who we believe have relevant information about the planning and implementation of those plans,” the panel’s chairman, Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, said in a statement.
The Trump campaign officials subpoenaed by the committee are Michael Roman, who was in charge of Election Day operations in 2020, and his deputy, Gary Michael Brown. Both “reportedly participated in efforts to promote allegations of fraud in the November 2020 election and encourage state legislators to appoint false ‘alternate’ slates of electors,” according to the committee.
The subpoena list also includes Republican state lawmakers from Pennsylvania and Arizona — Douglas Mastriano and Mark Finchem, respectively — as well as Kelli Ward, chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party, and Laura Cox, former chairwoman of the Michigan GOP.
Mastriano and Finchem signed a letter to former Vice President Mike Pence on January 5, 2021, asking him to delay certification of the electoral results on January 6.
The House committee had already subpoenaed the phone of Ward and her husband, who filed a federal lawsuit to try to block that request.
Her records and testimony would be of interest to the committee because she helped coordinate the fake electors in Arizona. Ward also was part of a public campaign to get Pence to throw the election to Trump while presiding over Congress’ certification of the Electoral College results on January 6.
As the former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, Cox tried to delay the certification of election results in Michigan, and specifically raised concerns about Wayne County, which contains Detroit and become an area where Republicans concentrated their efforts to overturn the election and make baseless claims about election fraud.
Cox joined Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel in sending a letter to Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers in November 2020, asking to delay certification of the election results for 14 days to wait for an audit of Wayne County’s election results.
This story has been updated with additional developments Tuesday.
CNN’s Marshall Cohen contributed to this report.