Democratic lawyers are preparing to challenge any effort by President Trump to swap electors chosen by voters with electors selected by Republican-controlled legislatures. One state of particular concern: Pennsylvania, where the GOP controls the state house.
Why it matters: Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, together with a widely circulated article in The Atlantic about how bad the worst-case scenarios could get, is drawing new attention to the brutal fights that could jeopardize a final outcome.
What we’re hearing: Stung by the Supreme Court Bush v. Gore decision in 2000, there’s a separate effort to ensure that no state recounts, like Florida in 2000, are cut short by the Supreme Court, according to a Democratic attorney familiar with the strategy.
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The chairman of the Pennsylvania Republican Party is on the record saying he’s discussed appointing loyal electors with the Trump campaign: “It is one of the available legal options set forth in the Constitution.” https://t.co/m70OkHOFJU pic.twitter.com/NZJBeG4BWl
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) September 23, 2020
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The chairman of the Pennsylvania Republican Party acknowledged he has discussed appointing loyal electors with the Trump campaign.https://t.co/dap9IYaNjK
— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) September 23, 2020