The Georgia Republican Party spent more than $500,000 in the first half of this year representing “alternate” electors under investigation by local authorities in connection with Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The party has spent more than $520,000 in legal fees in the first six months of this year, which is around 75 percent more than it spent all of 2022 and a five-fold increase over the previous year, according to the report, which cites newly filed campaign disclosures.

The AJC reports that more than $340,000 was spent representing fake electors who may be targets of the Fulton County probe led by District Attorney Fani Willis.