Last Updated on December 14, 2020
The Nevada GOP announced Monday that six electors have cast votes for President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Michael R. Pence, contesting the slate of Democrat electors who voted for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden earlier on Monday.
In an interview with the Right Side Broadcasting network, Nevada GOP chairman Michael McDonald said, “Look, the major thing right now is this… this is not about Republicans or Democrats, they literally stole votes from us. They manufactured votes. This should never happen in America, regardless of Nevada.”
The electors held the voting ceremony outdoors, circumventing partisan tactics such as those used in Michigan where GOP electors were barred from entering the Capitol, while Democrat electors were allowed free access to the premises by police.
Slates of GOP electors also cast votes for President Trump and Vice President Pence in Georgia and Pennsylvania on Monday, dealing a fatal blow to media claims that Trump campaign efforts to secure election integrity have been permanently quashed.
There is a historical precedent for slates of competing electors to be chosen by the same states, going back to previous presidential elections in 1960 and 1876.
A path to invalidating Democrat electors remains open for Vice President Pence a presumably Republican-held Senate in January, as reported by National File:
National File spoke exclusively to constitutional lawyer Ivan Raiklin today, who previously outlined much of what is happening now, to learn more about what will likely unfold.
According to Raiklin, on January 6, when the Congress enters into a joint session, under which Pence presides, states’ Electoral College votes will begin being counted in alphabetical order.
One likely scenario is for Congress to eventually confirm 232 electoral votes for President Trump, and 227 for Biden. At this point, says Raiklin, the 12th Amendment comes into play, as a contingent election in the House of Representatives will be required to determine the next president.
In a contingent election, Republican states would then vote for President Trump, with Democrat states voting for Biden. President Trump would likely win this scenario by 7 states.
More battleground states are rumored to select a slate of Republican electors to vote for President Trump over the course of the next few days.