Cleta Mitchell

Cleta Mitchell: Lawyer who advised Trump on overturning election takes leading role in voting rights battle

A Republican lawyer who was an adviser to former President Donald Trump during his unsuccessful campaign to overturn November 2020’s election results is now a central figure in the party’s efforts to change voting laws across the US.Cleta Mitchell, 70, a veteran GOP attorney who was previously on the board of the National Rifle Association, was one of several advisers on a January phone call in which Mr Trump asked Georgia election officials to “find” enough votes to declare him the winner of the state.The call came after Mr Trump became the first Republican to lose Georgia in close...