Report: Republicans Plan to Appoint Electors if Vote Results Delayed

Article author: 
Joel B. Pollak
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Article date: 
23 September 2020
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National News
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... it is the Trump campaign that is pushing for votes to be counted as soon as possible, and Democrats who are pushing for longer deadlines for the submission and counting of mail-in ballots, as well as relaxed standards for ballots....

Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution says: “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.”
Therefore, if Democrats try to use an uncertain popular vote to throw the election in doubt — and with Joe Biden’s campaign openly boasting that it has recruited at least 600 lawyers to fight over the count — Republicans can short-circuit that effort....
The Electoral College vote is scheduled for December 14. If no candidate achieves a majority, the election will go to the House of Representatives, where each state will receive one vote. Republicans are a majority in 26 of 50 state delegations.