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_imgThe project includes an additional parking lot, equipped with 175 stalls, a renovation to the older parking lot, as well as the creation of three new bus lanes.“The parking has been an issue and it’s been wonderful to be able to create this partnership, and get the funding for further parking improvements,” Mayor Lori Ackerman said. “We look forward to seeing what’s finished up out here. I believe it will be well received by those who have parked here for years.”In 2013, passenger traffic increased by 30 per cent, and the trust expected the number of passengers to exceed 200,000 in 2014.- Advertisement -This is said to be in part due to the increased economic activity in the region, mostly related to the oil and gas sector.The trust expects the project to potentially generate $2.9 million in additional airport revenue in five years, and create up to four direct full-time positions and 10 temporary construction jobs.“The growing economy in the North Peace is continuing to place pressure on the North Peace Airport,” CEO of the Northern Development Initiative Trust, Janine North said. “This grant will not only support necessary upgrades to the airport, but also create new jobs and generate new revenue for the local economy.Advertisement Northern Development has approved $500,000 in funding for North Peace Airport projects over the past two years.The North Peace Airport Society will contribute the remaining funds necessary to complete the project, a total cost of $2.1 million.A terminal expansion is the next upgrade that the trust expects to be approached about in the near future.last_img read more