- Chandra C.B. Yadav, who was not eventually charged, was one of the fake electors who attempted to pass off fraudulent Electoral College votes for the former president.
Georgia entrepreneur and Republican donor Chandra C.B. Yadav is among 39 people the Fulton County special grand jury recommended charges against for their involvement in former President Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election in the state. According to the report released on Sept. 8, Yadav was one of the fake electors who attempted to pass off fraudulent Electoral College votes for Trump. The grand jury recommended he be indicted by a 19-2 vote, though he was not,” The Hill reported. The special grand jury’s report was shared by several publications, including The New York Times and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The 28-page document was finalized in January “but most of its contents were quickly sealed by a judge at the request of Fulton District Attorney Fani Willis,” according to a report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
American Oversight which has obtained copies of phony electoral vote certificates from seven states including Georgia that were submitted to Congress as part of the failed attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The Georgia fake certificates include Yadav’s signature along with 15 others. “The fake electoral certificates were assembled by groups of Trump supporters in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin who sought to replace the valid presidential electors from their state with bogus slates of pro-Trump electors,” the activist and litigation organization said. “None of the certificates contains any indication that they list illegitimate slates of electors not chosen by those states’ voters.”
Yadav, the owner of the Gope Group of companies, currently serves as a member of the Georgians First Commission under the office of the governor. Established in January 2019, the commission is tasked with “reviewing state regulations, policies, and procedures to streamline government, remove inefficiencies, and secure Georgia’s place as the top state for small business in the country, according to its website. The 18-member commission will consider ways to streamline government regulations to promote small business growth.
Yadav moved to Camden County, Georgia in 2003 and started his businesses, including several grocery stores and motels, his profile on the Georgians First Commission website says. Yadav was an early supporter of Gov. Brian Kemp’s gubernatorial campaign and worked as part of his campaign’s “grassroots army,” the Wisconsin Examiner reported.
He serves as a chair of Kingsland Tourism, and vice chair of Kingsland Development Authority. He is also a board member of the Camden Partnership, Camden County Joint Development Authority, Camden County Chamber of Commerce, and Georgia Chamber; and is secretary on the Coin-Operated Amusement Machine Board. He served on the board of the Kingsland Downtown Development Authority and the Small Business Development Center board. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering. He and his wife, Sugandha, have two sons — Aditya and Shivansh.