Four Contested States Had Republican Electors Sent Votes For Trump — Here’s Why

Written by Wes Walker on December 15, 2020

It would have been five states, except for the insanely draconian move made by a Democrat Governor.

Monday was a big day with respect to the elections. It was the day that Electors from each state had to send their certified results to the archivist.

There’s a bit of a problem, there. In several states, there are decisions still pending before the court.

Even if the court rules in Trump’s favor after the deadline for certification, if Republicans haven’t already submitted their vote for Trump, too bad. There is no recourse to right the wrong. That ship will have already sailed, so to speak.

So is Trump screwed, just because the process is being actively slow-walked by some partisans who approve of the Biden result?

Not exactly.

Republican electors in four states said on Dec. 14 that they would cast their procedural votes for President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, the latest update contesting the results of the 2020 election.

Republican electors in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona all said they voted for Trump. It comes as their states formally appointed Democratic electors who voted for Democrat Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.).

The Pennsylvania GOP said in a news release that electors met in Harrisburg to “cast a conditional vote” for Trump and Pence “at the request of the Trump campaign.” Their vote comes as Democratic electors voted in the Pennsylvania Electoral College for Biden and Harris (D-Calif.).

The Pennsylvania GOP cited the 1960 presidential election between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy, who would become the eventual winner. “We took this procedural vote to preserve any legal claims that may be preserved going forward,” said Pennsylvania Trump campaign chairman Bernie Comfort in a news release.

In Georgia, David Shafer, the chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, said that electors made their move today 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,” Shafer said in a Twitter post. “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.”

Michigan — whose voting machines have shown some significant abnormalities and red flags Forensic Examination Of Dominion Voting Machines In Michigan Have Been Released — Here’s The 411 — would have done the same.

But Governor Whitmer pulled out her jackboots and exceeded her constitutional authority, directly interfering with a Federal election.

Today in Michigan, state police “per the Governor’s office,” refused to let GOP electors get inside the Capitol building to cast their votes.“The Electors are already here, they’ve been checked in,” said the officer.
The Michigan State police officer said “The Capitol is closed unless you have an office here, or if you are taking part in the Electoral College process.”

“We are electors. We are here to take part in the electoral process,” replied the electors. “Not all of the electors are inside.”

With pending cases before the court, Republicans have every legal justification to put forward a provisional vote in favor of Trump.

This isn’t about ‘preserving Democracy’. This is obviously a bare-knuckled show of force from a Deep state that has felt the sting of being out of power for four long years and is desperate to get the lucrative cycle of power, money, and influence lubricating their machine again… and punish those who stood in their path.