Oh, can we say that things are getting spicy now?
Today is that Electoral College vote and as we’ve repeatedly said the election isn’t official until the Electors vote, that’s who actually casts their ballots for president.
Looks like there’s a move under way for President Donald Trump among the Electors.
The GOP in some states are having their electors cast their votes for President Donald Trump to preserve his ability to win.
While the Democratic electors in the states of Pennsylvania and Georgia are casting their votes for Joe Biden, slates of Republican electors in those states cast votes for President Trump just in case legal challenges succeed.
BREAKING: REPUBLICAN ELECTORS CAST PROCEDURAL VOTE , SEEK TO PRESERVE TRUMP CAMPAIGN LEGAL CHALLENGE pic.twitter.com/XVWuR5WzvN
— PA GOP (@PAGOP) December 14, 2020
Meanwhile, in another part of the GA State Capitol, 16 GOP electors cast ballots for Trump, declaring that “the contest of the election is ongoing.” Photo via @HaistenWillis, who’s reporting from the room. pic.twitter.com/xnPrBQIHsw
— Michelle Ye Hee Lee (@myhlee) December 14, 2020
The Pennsylvania GOP said in a press release that the Trump campaign asked the Republican electors to do this in order to preserve any potential rights to legal challenges that could overturn Monday’s vote. The Trump campaign and other Republicans have claimed that elections in states including Pennsylvania and Georgia ran afoul of state laws, compromising the ballot counts.
“We took this procedural vote to preserve any legal claims that may be presented going forward,” Trump campaign Pennsylvania chair Bernie Comfort said in a statement. “This was in no way an effort to usurp or contest the will of the Pennsylvania voters.”
The Pennsylvania Republican party said they drew inspiration from the 1960 election, during which Democrats challenged President Richard Nixon’s victory in Hawaii. Democratic electors submitted a conditional vote for John F. Kennedy. After a recount, Kennedy was declared the winner of the state.
Nevada did it as well:
🚨 BREAKING: Nevada GOP electors cast ballot for Donald J Trump declaring him winner of 6 Electoral votes in NV.
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) December 14, 2020
There’s also word that Michigan may be doing it as well. Michigan GOP Electors were prevented from getting into the state house to vote. But they can vote anywhere.
So what that means is that they are trying to ensure that ultimately they have enough votes on record.
It also offers Congress and the state legislatures an alternate slate of electors in the contested states.
Listen to Stephen Miller explain why and how it scroll out. He also lays out the big Constitutional issues in the contested states.
Stephen Miller says that “an alternative” group of electors will vote today:
“As we speak an alternate slate of electors in the contested states is going to vote and we are going to send those results up to Congress.”
Seems like quite a bombshell. 👀 pic.twitter.com/vV2BAOC2WR
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) December 14, 2020
Prepare for the Democrats to flip out over this!