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

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first_imgHe was retweeted by the president’s son Donald Trump Jr. And Mr. DeSantis, the Florida governor, urged voters in Michigan and Pennsylvania, both with Republican-majority legislatures, to call lawmakers, who have it in their power to “provide remedies,” he said on Fox News. – Advertisement – At the same time, election law experts said none of the lawsuits presented evidence of widespread fraud that could reverse Mr. Trump’s deficits. With Arizona added to Mr. Biden’s column on Thursday, he has comfortably won the election with at least 290 projected electoral votes, 20 more than needed for a majority. Two states, North Carolina and Georgia, remain undecided.Bob Bauer, a leading Democratic elections lawyer and senior adviser to the Biden campaign, dismissed the notion of legislatures picking electors. “When all is said and done, you can’t stop the process from coming to the inevitable conclusion,” he said.- Advertisement –center_img The idea of legislatures intervening for Mr. Trump gained currency in the days after Election Day, following months of Mr. Trump’s raging that the election would be “rigged,” a baseless accusation, although one embraced by many of his supporters.On Nov. 5, as Pennsylvania’s gradual counting of mail-in ballots eroded Mr. Trump’s edge in the votes cast on Election Day, the Fox News commentator Sean Hannity suggested the results should be invalidated. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a staunch Trump supporter, responded, “I think everything should be on the table.”Earlier that day, Mr. Levin, the conservative radio host, had urged Republican state lawmakers to “get ready to do your constitutional duty,” writing in all capital letters on Twitter.- Advertisement –last_img read more


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first_imgOPF, the €950m pension fund of copier manufacturer Océ, is planning to join the €31.6bn metal scheme PME on 1 January 2014.To provide its 8,250 participants with a good starting position, employer Canon is willing to grant them an additional contribution, according to the scheme.This “dowry” is to account for the effect of the rights cut of almost 4.1% last August, it added.OPF said the scale of the employer’s donation, as well as the rights to be transferred to PME, would depend on the pension fund’s financial position at year-end. Currently, OPF and Canon are in consultations with PME and the social partners.They still need the approval of the scheme’s participant council and the Dutch regulator.As of the end of August, OPF’s coverage ratio was 103.1%, thanks to the recent rights discount and an additional employer’s contribution of €91m.In June, the scheme’s coverage was 88.8%.PME reported coverage of 98.5% in August.The metal scheme has more than 632,000 participants affiliated with almost 1,300 employers.Its required minimum funding at the end of this year is 105%.last_img read more