[Ed. – I fear that the original story on this was probably written solely to put the false theory out there and get it planted in people’s minds. It wasn’t talking to state lawmakers that sparked the idea; talking to the lawmakers was just to create a hook and some filler to reel readers in for the planted theory. We can expect to keep hearing a constant drumbeat about all the ways Trump will be alleged to be sabotaging the vote.]
This week, a lengthy article appearing in The Atlantic insinuated that President Trump’s campaign was working with Republican legislators and state parties in battleground states to have the legislature step in and appoint pro-Trump electors to the Electoral College after claims of chaos and fraud.
Corman said his office has researched this, and he repeated there’s no role for the legislature.
“And I have had zero conversation with the Trump campaign and top administration or anyone about trying to figure out how to appoint electors,” he said. “The only conversation I have had is with the state Republican Party is how to avoid getting to these sort of problems and figuring out ways to make sure we have a winner in a timely fashion. No matter who the winner is.”