January 6 hearings: state officials testify on Trump pressure to discredit election

‘Pressuring public servants into betraying their oaths was a fundamental part of the playbook,’ says Adam Schiff

State election officials testified before the January 6 committee on Tuesday, recounting how Donald Trump and his allies pressured them to overturn the results of the 2020 US presidential election in the weeks leading up to the deadly Capitol attack.

Trump continued his efforts even after members of his own party repeatedly told him that reversing the election results would violate state laws and the US constitution, the officials testified.

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