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Politics Trump Allies Call for Nixing Certification, Picking Electors After 'Compromised' Pennsylvania Election

19:45  28 november  2020
19:45  28 november  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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A new resolution proposed by Pennsylvania House Republicans calls for state leaders to withdraw certification of the presidential election results and appoint electoral college delegates.

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The resolution, posted on Friday, was signed by 26 representatives "declaring the results of statewide electoral contests in the 2020 General Election to be in dispute," despite Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar's Tuesday certification of the results, signed by Governor Tom Wolf, confirming President-elect Joe Biden as the winner. A similar resolution was signed by four GOP state senators.

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Republicans control both the state Senate and House of Representatives, but leaders for each have said they had no plans to overturn the results and award the Keystone State's 20 electoral votes to President Donald Trump. The resolution called for Congress "to declare the selection of presidential electors in this Commonwealth to be in dispute."

State Senator Doug Mastriano has also shown support for the legislators selecting delegates rather than Wolf. On Saturday morning, he posted a thread on Twitter calling for state legislature to pick electors. "This power was given to the state legislature for the purpose of safeguarding the appointment of our President, specifically contemplating corruption and ensuring that the people are not disenfranchised through a corrupt election process," he tweeted.

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Mastriano cited Article II, section 1.2 of the Constitution, which reads as follows:

Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.

On Saturday morning, Trump posted a tweet seeming to reference the efforts by local legislators using the constitutional argument. "So much credit to all of the brave men and women in state houses who are defending our great Constitution," he wrote.

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Trump's campaign has filed numerous lawsuits in Pennsylvania, attempting to overturn the election results with no success. On Friday, he quote-tweeted Mastriano, claiming that the election was "rigged" and that he was really the winner in Pennsylvania.

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani offered similar suggestions to local leaders to try to get the legislature to appoint delegates during a Wednesday meeting by the state's Senate Majority Policy Committee. "It's the state legislature that controls this process," he said. "It's your power. It's your responsibility. And I think you know, and you have to convince the rest of your members, Republican and Democrat, [that] they owe that to the people of their state, and they owe that to the people of the United States."

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Despite efforts to overturn the election results, many officials in the state legislature have not wavered and don't plan on shifting positions in choosing electors. "Our position on the seating of electors has not changed, and we don't have a role," House GOP spokesperson Jason Gottesman told the York Dispatch.

In an October op-ed in the Centre Daily Times, state Senator Jake Corman and Representative Kerry Benninghoff, both Republicans, said that the state's General Assembly would not decide electors or the presidential election.

House Democratic spokesman Bill Patton called Giuliani's efforts a "ridiculous farce" in a statement to Penn Live.

The certification found that Biden defeated Trump by over 80,000 votes.

Newsweek reached out to the governor's office and secretary of state but did not receive a response in time for publication.

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