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Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:45 PM

Politico: Trump is being encouraged to invite state lawmakers from key swing states to the WH

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/19/trump-theatrics-election-fights-fizzle-438539



Meanwhile, the president is being egged on by a handful of diehard loyalists and longtime aides like Giuliani, senior aide Stephen Miller and Trump social-media guru Dan Scavino, indicating no retreat is in sight.

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Trumpís outreach to state lawmakers is part of that push, according to a campaign official familiar with the situation. The official said some Trump aides and allies are encouraging Trump to invite state lawmakers from key swing states ó who have a role in certifying their state results ó to the White House.

There, Trump can lean on them to circumvent the official vote count and simply appoint electors who would award the stateís electoral votes to Trump. Typically, state legislatures, as a formality, simply sign off on the electors chosen by the winning party once the vote tally is complete. States must settle on their electors by Dec. 8, before the Electoral College meets to vote on Dec. 14.

On Friday, Trump will make his first foray in this venture, hosting the top-two leaders of Michiganís Republican-controlled legislature at the White House, according to a senior administration official. Both lawmakers have previously told local media outlets they are not looking at appointing Trump-friendly electors.

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Reply Politico: Trump is being encouraged to invite state lawmakers from key swing states to the WH (Original post)
sabra Nov 2020 OP
dchill Nov 2020 #1
Nevilledog Nov 2020 #2
Eliot Rosewater Nov 2020 #5
qazplm135 Nov 2020 #9
msongs Nov 2020 #3
Kaleva Nov 2020 #4
Marcuse Nov 2020 #6
MFM008 Nov 2020 #7
Takket Nov 2020 #8

Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:48 PM

1. Rudy Giuliani, Stephen Miller, Dan Scavino - what a brain trust.

Did they go to Jared?

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:50 PM

2. This is the very definition of election interference.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:52 PM

5. And the gop is going to do it, watch...they are going to give him the election

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 10:55 PM

9. Ffs stop it

He's not going to win

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:50 PM

3. sounds suspiciously like election tampering to me nt

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 09:51 PM

4. Part of the article is not accurate.

"Typically, state legislatures, as a formality, simply sign off on the electors chosen by the winning party once the vote tally is complete. "

In Michigan, the legislature has no role in assigning electors. That task is the responsibility of the SOS.

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 10:06 PM

6. He wants to make them an offer they can't refuse

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Response to sabra (Original post)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 10:17 PM

7. I thought the supreme court

had ruled they cannot do this.
They cant just change their electors???????????????

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 19, 2020, 10:24 PM

8. SCOTUS ruled electors cannot be "faithless", i.e. voting for someone other than the state's winner

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