Republicans around the country in states where President Donald Trump clearly won but where his victory was also clearly stolen are continuing to do all they can to help him secure his reelection and defend his office.
Add the Arizona GOP to that list.
Earlier this week, the chairperson of the Arizona Republican Party, Dr. Kelli Ward, announced that GOP electors in her state cast their ballots for President Trump because they “represent the legally cast votes in our state,” The Epoch Times reports.
The outlet adds:
Republican electors in seven states, including Arizona, cast alternative Electoral College votes for Trump, which critics argue are merely symbolic and have no force of law. Meanwhile, in the same seven states, which have officially certified the election for Joe Biden, formally appointed Democrat electors to cast their votes for the former vice president, setting up a possible showdown when Congress meets on Jan. 6 to review the potentially competing sets of electoral votes.
Ward, who serves as one of Arizona’s 11 GOP electors, told NTD Television’s “The Nation Speaks” on Dec. 14 that she believes Republican electors in all the states in question share her perspective that they represent the legitimately cast votes in the November election, which she said was marred by irregularities and allegations of fraud.
“It was required as part of our duties so that, on January 6, the correct electors can be recognized whenever Congress gets back together,” Ward told the outlet.
“If the true electors were not sent, then that would also create more chaos than we already have,” she added.
Republican electors in other states agreed.
“We took this procedural vote to preserve any legal claims that may be presented going forward,” Bernie Comfort, the president’s campaign chairman in Pennsylvania, said in a statement released by the state GOP. “This was in no way an effort to usurp or contest the will of Pennsylvania voters.”
Adds David Shafer, chair of the Georgia Republican Party, “Had we not [met] today and cast our votes, the President’s pending election contest would have been effectively mooted. Our action today preserves his rights under Georgia law.”
He said that the vote was necessary because the Trump campaign is continuing to file legal challenges to the outcome in that state after the results were very clearly stolen and given to Joe Biden.
GOP electors in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, New Mexico, and Nevada all cast alternative votes for Trump on Dec. 14. And though none of those electors appeared to have any support from their governors or state legislatures, it is believed that their votes are nevertheless going to be transmitted to Washington ahead of a mandated joint session of Congress, where ballots are to be counted (unless they are challenged) Jan. 6.
In an appearance on Fox News Monday, the day electoral votes were cast, White House adviser Stephen Miller said that votes cast by the alternate slate of GOP electors could lead to President Trump’s reelection. (Related: Forensic audit finds that security log files were deleted from all Dominion machines to hide vote switching.)
“The only date in the Constitution is January 20. So we have more than enough time to right the wrong of this fraudulent election result and certify Donald Trump as the winner of the election,” he said.
“As we speak today, an alternate slate of electors in the contested states is going to vote, and we’re going to send those results up to Congress,” he added.
Naturally, Democrats swatted away the notion that those electors could be counted instead.
“Under the law, both the House and Senate would need to agree to object to the real electors and accept the fake electors. There is 0.00 chance the House reverses the election,” partisan hack Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), wrote on Twitter.
But under the Constitution, which supersedes federal law, it most certainly could happen, and that’s the point of sending alternate electors to Congress.
If we’re going to secure Trump’s rightful reelection, then we’re going to have to fight for it, one way or another.