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A GOP donor gave $2.5 million for a voter fraud investigation. Now he wants his money back.


“I’m in for 2,” he told the president of True the Vote, according to court documents and interviews with Eshelman and others.“$200,000?” one of his advisers on the call asked.“$2 million,” Eshelman responded.Over the next 12 days, Eshelman came to regret his donation and to doubt conspiracy theories of rampant illegal voting, according to court records and interviews.Now, he wants his money back.The story behind the Eshelman donation — detailed in previously unreported court filings and exclusive interviews with those involved — provides new insights into the frenetic days after the election, when baseless claims led donors to give hundreds …

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