Major Moves Just Before Electoral Challenge: State Legislators Move Forward With Huge Push To Delay Vote Count

State Legislators in four swing states have sent request letters asking VP Pence to postpone the process of counting electoral votes pending further investigation and litigation into voting irregularities, according to the Western Journal.

Republican legislators in Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin have been asked to sign the letters, which seek to block the official counting by Congress of the Electoral College votes under Pence’s leadership.

The signatures are required by 10:00, at which time the letters will presumably be forwarded to Pence.

Each letter represents an attempt by state legislatures to exercise their power, clearly granted to them exclusively by the Constitution, over who will represent their states in the Electoral College.

“[W]e respectfully ask that you recognize our desire to reclaim Arizona’s Electoral College Electors and block the use of any Electors from Arizona until such time as the controversy is properly resolved through the pending litigation or a comprehensive forensic audit.”

Legislators in Georgia requested a 12-day postponement in counting to allow for “further investigation of fraud, irregularities, and misconduct in the November 2020 General Election.”

Letters from Pennsylvania and Wisconsin state that the legislators intend to appoint electors, potentially different from those already selected, following further audits of the election results.

Arizona has 11 electoral votes, Georgia 16, Pennsylvania 20, and Wisconsin 10.

The votes from Pennsylvania and at least two of the other three swing states would have to switch from former Vice President Joe Biden’s column to President Donald Trump’s to change the presumptive winner of the 2020 election.

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As the Constitution makes it clear that state legislatures and only state legislatures have the authority to choose the manner in which electors are selected for the Electoral Congress, any of these letters that garners the signatures of a majority of each state’s body would presumably — or at least arguably — carry with it the force of law.

Presidential electors voted on Dec. 14 to elect Biden as the country’s next president. However, that vote has not been officially counted by Congress, as required by the Constitution.

That vote is scheduled for Wednesday, with Pence presiding over the proceedings.