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Leaked emails: Ginni Thomas urged Arizona lawmakers to reverse Trump election loss

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Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, asked Arizona lawmakers to try to reverse former President Trump's loss in the state in the 2020 election by choosing "a clean slate of Electors," according to emails published by the Washington Post.

Driving the news: Thomas — who never specifically named Trump or President Biden — on Nov. 9, 2020, emailed a pair of Arizona state lawmakers asking them to follow their "Constitutional duty" and take steps to "fight back against fraud."

Details: "Please stand strong in the face of political and media pressure. Please reflect on the awesome authority granted to you by our Constitution," Thomas said in an email to Arizona state Rep. Shawnna Bolick.

Context: The U.S. Constitution gives state legislatures the authority to direct how electors are selected in the state.

The big picture: Thomas' support for Trump has raised questions about a potential conflict of interest for her husband. But she has said that the two do not discuss their work.

Catch up fast: In March, the Washington Post and CBS News released texts that showed Thomas pushed former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to overturn the 2020 election.

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