Trump Team Plans More Supreme Court Submissions; Jan. 6 Challenges to Electors Also Shaping Up

Speaking last night on the Sean Spicer show on Newsmax, Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani announced that yesterday's filing at the Supreme Court to overturn the decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court regarding mail-in ballots, is only the first of several such actions that the Trump campaign intends to take. Were it not for the fact that some “crooked” governors in contested states won’t grant access to voting machines, he said, fraud could be easily proven. Giuliani pointed to the case of Arizona, where he said it would only be necessary to prove 10,000 contested votes (of non-citizens), and charged that the Republican Governor of Georgia Brian Kemp is holding onto the voting machine for which he paid $110 million, refusing to allow it to be examined.

There will be more Supreme Court filings, Giuliani reported. The strategy is to go “state by state,”  win legal victories one by one. Challenges to results in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Arizona have the best chances of success. He emphasized that the state legislatures have the strongest basis to determine that the election was stolen in those states, and that they are the final arbiters.

The Administration's plans for challenging the election results on Jan. 6 during a joint session of Congress are also shaping up. During that session, Members may object to returns from any state as they are announced; objections must be submitted in writing by at least one House member and one Senator. If the objection meets certain requirements, then each chamber meets separately to discuss the objection for a maximum of two hours. Afterwards each chamber votes to accept or reject the objection.

As of now, a number of House Republicans are lined up to raise objections. Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has tweeted that he will join other Republican Representatives to “object to electors from states that didn’t run clean elections." He joins Alabama’s Mo Brooks, and also newly-elected North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn, who announced he would also be contesting the election results. Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville of Alabama has also said he would join the fight on Jan. 6 although it's not clear he has made a firm commitment.

Yesterday, President Trump met at the White House with several Congressional allies as chief of staff Mark Meadows tweeted, “preparing to fight back against mounting evidence of vote fraud,” Newsmax reported. Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan (OH), Jody Hice (GA), Andy Biggs (AZ), Louis Gohmert (TX), Congresswoman-elect Marjorie Taylor-Green (GA) and Mo Brooks (ALA) attended as did Vice President Mike Pence. Taylor-Green told Fox News that while a lot of people haven’t gone public, “we are going to have a lot of people on board and we are definitely going to have Senators. This is going to be historic and the amount of evidence is overwhelming.”  In his speech to the Turning Point USA youth conference yesterday, Trump said, “We are fighting, really for the country, because this election, we won this election in a landslide. It's all documented, the problem is we need a party that is going to fight, and we have some great congressmen and women that are doing it. And we have others, some great fighters, but we won this in a landslide. They know it, and we need backing from like, the Justice Department and other people have to finally step up."

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  • Jason Ross
    published this page in Home 2020-12-22 22:47:45 -0500