Washington, D.C. – Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico all selected a slate of electors for President Trump as well as Joe Biden as members of the Electoral College met Monday in their respective states.
The ballots will be transmitted to the U.S. Archivist who will present the votes to Congress on January 6, 2021.
The Trump campaign is contesting election results in several states due to what the campaign says is massive voter fraud and irregularities so Republican Electors are stepping up and casting procedural votes to preserve the legal challenges.
Georgia GOP Chairman David Shafer said, “Because the President’s lawsuit contesting the Georgia election is still pending, the Republican nominees for Presidential Elector met today at noon at the State Capitol today and cast their votes for President and Vice President.”
“Had we not meet today and cast our votes, the President’s pending election contest would have been effectively mooted. Our action today preserves his rights under Georgia law.”
Likewise a slate of Republican electors in Pennsylvania cast procedural votes for Trump and Pence.
“Today’s move by Republican party electors is fashioned after the 1960 Presidential election, in which President Nixon was declared the winner in Hawaii. While Democrat legal challenges were pending, Democratic presidential electors met to cast a conditional vote for John F. Kennedy to preserve their intent in the event of future favorable legal outcomes,” the Pennsylvania GOP said in a statement.
“The conditional resolution states that electors certify their vote for the President and Vice President “on the understanding that if, as a result of a final non-appealable Court Order or other proceeding prescribed by law, they are ultimately recognized as being the duly elected and qualified Electors for President and Vice President of the United States of America from the State of Pennsylvania.”
In Michigan, Republican electors were barred my Michigan’s governor from entering the State Capitol building by State Police – clocking their effort to meet. A judge in Michigan ordered the release of forensic data that was being withheld by Michigan’s Secretary of State, which, according to forensic experts indicate voting fraud had occurred in at least one county.