Even though the electors cast their votes on Monday, those votes will not be counted by Congress until January 6th, the only Constitutionally mandated date regarding presidential elections. Republicans are keeping the election dispute alive even as Democrats celebrate Joe Biden’s “victory.” In a procedural move that keeps the 2020 presidential election dispute open, five states cast alternate slates of electors for President Trump. The alternate electors are necessary if the disputed election ends up in Congress.
Efforts to dispute the election in court have largely failed. Since the November 3rd election, lawsuits disputing the election results in Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania have been squashed by state courts and the US Supreme Court, though thousands of affidavits attesting to election fraud and malfeasance have been collected.
The Republican electors in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona all said they voted for Trump. The news comes as their states formally appointed Democratic electors who voted for Biden and running mate Kamala Harris, according to The Epoch Times.
Texas, the state that sued the battleground states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, called on those same states to appoint electors for President Trump. They passed a resolution 34-4, authored by Mark Ramsey, condemning SCOTUS for rejecting their case on Friday and called on the battleground states to slate electors for Trump.
According to Just the News: Under the Constitution, state legislatures have plenary power over their respective elections.
The author of the Texas resolution justified the alternate electors this way:
When other countries have faced massive election fraud, the end result has been a collapse of rights, a collapse of the economy and an inevitable slide to tyranny.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden claimed a landslide victory Monday night, after electors cast their votes in their own states. Biden claimed 306 electoral votes, the same number that President Trump won in 2016.
Altogether, Vice President-elect Harris and I earned 306 electoral votes—well exceeding the 270 electoral votes needed to secure victory. 306 electoral votes is the same number of electoral votes Donald Trump and Mike Pence received in 2016. At that time, President Trump called his Electoral College tally a landslide. By his own standards, these numbers represented a clear victory then. And I respectfully suggest they do so now. In America, politicians don’t take power—the people grant power to them.
Since the election, the Democrats have steadfastly ignored or denied election fraud, irregularities, intimidation, and gross election malpractice.