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Learn About the January 6th Attack on American Democracy

  • Lies about the 2020 election fueled the attack on the Capitol. 

  • President Trump’s allies sought to undermine election results in five states.

January 6th Committee Investigates

The House Select Committee tasked with investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol spent months interviewing witnesses. 


In June, it began holding public hearings to share its findings with the American people. 

The Committee found that misinformation and lies about the 2020 election fueled the attack on the Capitol. 

January 6th Committee members, from left to right, Adam Kinzinger, Bennie Thompson, and Liz Cheney

Plan to Overturn Election Went Through the States

President Donald Trump and his allies sought to overturn the election results by throwing out votes in five states.


Those five states were Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.


Threat to Democracy Lives On

The threat to American democracy exposed on January 6th has not gone away.


It remains important as ever to protect election results, hold elected leaders accountable, and prevent political violence. 

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