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Could State Legislatures Pick Electors to Vote for Trump? Not Likely.

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President Trump’s last-ditch efforts to reverse the election seem to come down to a far-fetched scenario, one in which Republican-led state legislatures choose the members of the Electoral College, overturning the will of voters.

Could it work? Election law experts are highly skeptical. And leaders of the Republican majorities in legislatures in key states, including Pennsylvania, Michigan, Arizona and Georgia, told The New York Times this week through their offices that they saw no role for themselves in picking electors.

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As more information comes out, it's becoming clearer, that while Trump and some Republican leaders have considered this strategy, it looks like the states and enough of their leaders have enough integrity or fear to stop the strategy from succeeding.

Submitted on Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 at 4:11:20 PM

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OpEd News ran the following article on Nov. 7. The piece quoted extensively from a PA opinion piece by GOP legislative leaders who said state law did not allow them to name electors.

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Submitted on Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 at 4:48:48 PM

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