WASHINGTON (PNN) - December 15, 2020 - While Joe Biden claimed that he won Monday’s Electoral College vote 306-232, Trump electors in several states also met, casting their votes for the president before sending them to Congress.
According to White House senior adviser Stephen Miller, Trump’s team plans to support this “alternate” set of electors in key states claimed by Biden as a means to preserve legal remedies.
“As we speak, today, an alternate slate of electors in the contested states is going to vote and we’re going to send those results up to Congress,” said Miller. “This will ensure that all of our legal remedies remain open”
The Trump electors met and cast votes in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada and Michigan, which they did because of massive amounts of evidence of election fraud in those states.
Pennsylvania Trump Campaign chair Bernie Comfort said that Republican electors cast conditional votes “to preserve any legal claims that may be presented going forward,” adding, “This was in no way an effort to usurp or contest the will of the Pennsylvania voters.”
According to Miller, there are three ways that alternate electors could become the real electors.
First, judges could send their votes to Congress.
Second, “The state legislatures in Georgia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, can do the same,” perhaps if widespread fraud is proven beyond doubt by January 6, when the Electoral College votes are set to be counted.
Third, “Congress has that opportunity to do the right thing,” according to Miller - referring to what would essentially be a non-starter by which GOP members of Congress, under the Electoral Count Act, could challenge Biden’s claimed win.
According to this process, if at least one House member and one Senator objects to the results in any state, each chamber will meet and hold a vote for the matter - which must pass in both Chambers.
If the matter remains unresolved then the House will determine the next President, with one vote going to each state delegation. In the new Congress, Republicans control 30 states and Democrats control 20.