Former Donald Trump Aides Constitute Majority of Election Integrity Alliance's Board

Allies of Donald Trump have set up a group called the Election Integrity Alliance—with a board made up mostly of the former president's aides—as part of their campaign to delegitimize the electoral process that led to Joe Biden's victory in 2020.

The alliance was launched on Wednesday by the American Greatness Fund, a Trump-aligned non-profit organization, Politico reported.

On its website, the American Greatness Fund said the alliance would act as a "centralized hub" to "unite groups and efforts across the nation focused on combating election fraud" and "provide resources to state legislators and the public on challenges to free and fair elections."

The website statement continued: "Free and fair elections are the foundation of a civil government that has power only by consent of the governed. Only through election integrity can our American government operate according to its limited and legitimate role in civil society."

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The announcement makes no mention of Trump, Biden or challenges to the 2020 result, stating that election integrity "should be a non-partisan, wholly American value." However, the alliance's seven-member board appears to be composed entirely of Trump loyalists, including two administration officials.

Trump attorney Jenna Ellis has been named as chairwoman, while former White House trade adviser Peter Navarro and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will serve as honorary co-chairmen.

The other board members are Sebastian Gorka, Trump's former deputy assistant for strategy; Mirna Tarraf, former special assistant in Trump's legal team; Bernard Kerik, the former New York police commissioner who was pardoned by Trump; and Michael Donnelly, adjunct professor of government at Patrick Henry College in Virginia.

Most of the board members have vociferously supported the former president's unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud, with some working on the lawsuits that attempted to overturn the result.

Ellis was a prominent member of Trump's legal team. She worked alongside Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, who both alleged that Dominion Voting Systems participated in a conspiracy. Dominion is suing Powell and Giuliani for defamation.

Paxton filed a lawsuit in December asking the Supreme Court to demand that legislatures in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin—four states won by Biden—throw out "tainted" election results. The court declined to hear the case.

The Texas attorney general also spoke at the "Save America" rally in Washington, D.C. on January 6, hours before a crowd of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to prevent the certification of Biden's Electoral College win.

Five people died in the riot that followed.

Jenna Ellis attends Michigan House hearing
Jenna Ellis, a member of Donald Trump's legal team, listens to a Detroit poll worker during a hearing on December 2, 2020, in Lansing, Michigan. Ellis is to lead the Election Integrity Alliance. Rey Del Rio/Getty Images