Republicans in battleground states create alternate slates of electors

Republicans in battleground states create alternate slates of electors
Michigan State Capitol, Lansing. Pixabay

[Ed. – The idea is to have them ready and already voted on (by the state legislatures) in case at least some of the pending lawsuits go Trump’s way.]

Republicans are creating “alternate” slates of electoral votes in contested battleground states in the event of a challenge of the presidential election results on the House floor — a move President Trump’s senior advisor Jason Miller previewed on Monday.

Electors across the country are meeting in their respective states to formally cast their votes for the 2020 presidential election, as is Constitutionally required. …

However, President Trump has vowed to fight, citing various instances of malfeasance at the hands of Democrats as surveys show a majority of Trump voters agree that the opposition essentially “stole” the election from the president via illegal voting and fraud.

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With the Supreme Court tossing Texas’s case against Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Michigan — a case Trump once referred to as “the big one” — his GOP allies are continuing to extend the fight, casting an alternate slate of electoral votes — creating “dueling slates of electors” — in the event of a viable challenge in Congress —  which is needed for such a challenge.

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