PA Republican state senate leader won't appoint pro-Trump electors

Republican leader of Pennsylvania’s state senate slaps down demand from Don Jr. to IGNORE voters and appoint their own pro-Trump electors to the Electoral College

  • Pennsylvania’s Senate majority leader slapped down a call echoed by Donald Trump Jr. that Republican state legislators appoint pro-Trump electors 
  • A spokesperson for state Sen. Jake Corman, a Republican, said he would’t move to appoint partisan electors to the Electoral College 
  • On Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. retweeted a tweet from conservative talking head Mark Levin 
  • Levin wrote in all-caps that GOP legislators should appoint Republicans to the Electoral College, even if states voted for Democrat Joe Biden 
  • ‘YOU HAVE THE FINAL SAY — ARTICLE II OF THE FED CONSTITUTION. SO, GET READY TO DO YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY,’ Levin said 
  • Biden seems to be on the brink of amassing 270 electoral votes, which would give him the White House over President Donald Trump  

Pennsylvania’s Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman slapped down a call echoed by Donald Trump Jr. that Republican state legislators appoint pro-Trump electors to the Electoral College to override the results of the 2020 presidential election. 

According to WHYY, Philadelphia and Wilmington’s NPR affiliate, Corman’s spokesperson said the GOP controlled state legislature would not move to appoint partisan electors, despite President Donald Trump voicing unfounded concerns about voting in Philadelphia – where votes had given Democrat Joe Biden the lead in Pennsylvania Friday morning.   

On Thursday, Trump Jr. retweeted conservative talk show host Mark Levin’s demand, which was written in all caps, to put fellow Republicans on the Electoral College, which would then sway the count toward Trump.  

Pennsylvania state Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, a Republican, dismissed a demand from some conservatives to appoint pro-Trump electors to the Electoral College, as Pennsylvania now seems likely to clinch the election for Democrat Joe Biden 

Donald Trump Jr. was among those pushing a message coming from conservative talk show host Mark Levin, which was that Republican state legislatures should appoint pro-Trump electors to the Electoral College, which could swing the presidency back to Trump 

Mark Levin’s tweet was flagged by Twitter for pushing misleading information about the 2020 presidential election 

‘REMINDER TO THE REPUBLICAN STATE LEGISLATURES, YOU HAVE THE FINAL SAY OVER THE CHOOSING OF ELECTORS, NOT ANY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, SECRETARY OF STATE, GOVERNOR, OR EVEN COURT. YOU HAVE THE FINAL SAY — ARTICLE II OF THE FED CONSTITUTION. SO, GET READY TO DO YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY,’ Levin wrote. 

The tweet was slapped with a Twitter warning label that said, ‘Some or all of the content shared in this Tweet is disputed and might be misleading about an election or other civic process.’ 

Even if Republicans tried to go rogue and follow through with Levin’s demands, changing Pennsylvania’s process in which Electoral College electors are appointed would require a sign-off from the governor, Democrat Tom Wolf, and so it would be vetoed. 

Trump Jr. sent out a number of tweets Friday expressing dismay that his father was losing in four key swing states: Pennsylvania, Arizona, Nevada and Georgia. 

‘Does anyone really believe that Joe Biden shattered Obama’s historic 2008 numbers? Does anyone really believe that he did that mostly in big cities?’ Trump Jr. wrote. ‘C’mon man!!!’

Trends nationally show that Democrats tend to live in more urban environments, while Republican voters are in rural, smaller counties. 

Biden has been able to catch up with Trump in Pennsylvania and Georgia because the outstanding votes were from cities like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Savannah. 

For months Trump also warned his supporters against using mail-in ballots, suggesting they would be ripe for fraud. 

That, however, led to most of his supporters ballots being counted on or directly after election day, followed by mail-in ballots getting a count. 

Those mail-in ballots – even in Republican counties – have still favored Biden.  

Speaking to Fox News Channel Friday morning about the state of play in Pennsylvania, Corman did not echo allegations of widespread fraud like the president and his son. 

He complained about poll watchers being kept too far away in Philadelphia and suggested there could be an ‘interesting recount’ there.  

 ‘I don’t have evidence of any misdoing,’ Corman said.  

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