Jenna Ellis, a former assistant professor at Colorado Christian University (CCU), is among 18 people indicted with Trump in Georgia yesterday.
Here’s a bit of Ellis’ history.
After Trump lost the 2020 presidential election, Ellis became a fixture on right-wing media, promoting baseless claims that the election was so riddled with fraud as to be illegitimate.
She even claimed fraud-tainted voting machines may have “swung” Colorado’s election, despite the fact that Colorado’s voting system is praised as a national model by Democrats and Republicans alike.
Leading up to the election, Ellis accused Democrats of using COVID to “eliminate nearly every safeguard” that would ensure safe elections.
“The Democrats are trying to use the coronavirus and the court system to eliminate nearly every safeguard in our elections, and that’s how they are not only trying to suppress the economy, but they are trying to legalize ballot harvesting, implement a nationwide mail-in ballot system, and there are so many other ways that they are trying to eliminate election integrity,” said Jenna Ellis in May of 2020 on KHOW’s Dan Caplis show (at 13 min 30 sec).
In an article after Trump lost the 2020 election, the Colorado Times Recorder’s Erik Maulbetsch outlined Ellis’ activities in Colorado prior to her becoming a high-profile Trump attorney who eventually wrote memos making the bogus argument that then-Vice President Mike Pence had the power to reject or delay the counting of electoral votes.
Those memos were of particular interest to the Jan. 6 committee, as the subpoena letter from the chair to Eliis notes.
Read Erik’s piece here: Jenna Ellis: From the Rockies to the Swamp.
Ellis was censured in March by Colorado’s Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel for “reckless, knowing or intentional misrepresentations by attorneys.” She admitted to the charge as part of the censure and retained her law license.
Ellis is the author of The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution: A Guide for Christians to Understand America’s Constitutional Crisis, a book that “discusses why all law is inherently moral and the legal reasons that Christians can advocate for biblical morals within Constitutional law,” according to the CCU website, which stated 2016 that part of her work at CCU was to develop CCU’s “Legal Studies Program, geared to best prepare students for success and ministry in law school and legal practice,”