The Associated Press reports:
Republican leaders in four critical states won by President-elect Joe Biden say they won’t participate in a legally dubious scheme to flip their state’s electors to vote for President Donald Trump.
Their comments effectively shut down a half-baked plot some Republicans floated as a last chance to keep Trump in the White House.
State GOP lawmakers in Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have all said they would not intervene in the selection of electors, who ultimately cast the votes that secure a candidate’s victory. Such a move would violate state law and a vote of the people, several noted.
Gingrich flogged the plot just now.
Everyone should remember the central role of state legislatures in picking a President.The Constitution states:”Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, “
the Legislature, not the Secretary of State, Governor, or court
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) November 14, 2020