Amid compiling evidence of mass voter fraud in the 2020 election, it seems reasonable to expect any elected official, Republican or Democrat, to jump at the notion of ensuring a free and fair election as that is one of America’s founding principles.
However, since it’s Trump, the establishment politicians on both sides are forgoing election fraud as a relevant concern.
Since Republican officials including governors, senators, and congressmen don’t seem too keen on defending election integrity, GOP electors have taken matters into their own hands.
On Monday, December 14th, the Electoral College pledged their votes based on each state’s popular vote as it stands, to decide who won the 270 electoral votes required to become president. As a result, Joe Biden officially became President-Elect.
But don’t be misled—that’s not where this election ends.
Republican electors in several states including Nevada, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, Arizona, and New Mexico all cast procedural votes for President Trump instead of Biden in accordance with the states’ alleged popular vote.
This is the first instance of “Dueling Electors,” or split electors, to happen since 1876.
Essentially, this means the GOP electors have officially contested the election by voting against Biden in the battleground states.
Now, the results of both sets of electors will be sent to the Senate and House of Representatives who will determine the outcome by selecting which slate to count on January 6th. Since control of the Senate and House is split by party, it is unlikely to be resolved there.
However, what happens when the electors reach both legislative houses in January is unknown.
According to Reuters, the last time this happened, electors in three states were deadlocked until a deal was made just days before Inauguration Day.
The deadlock was ultimately resolved when the post-Civil-War North agreed to withdraw Union troops still left in the South, and Republican Rutherford B. Hayes became president.
This just goes to prove that the election isn’t really over until a transfer of power occurs on January 20th.
That said, could the so-called “Dueling Electors” in this case be the president’s pathway to four more years?
In this unprecedented case, it very well could be.
At this point, all options are on the table. While the president’s chances at winning the election seem to be slimming as the statutory dates come and go, the American people should know that anything is possible.
Although it’s been over a hundred years, this has happened in elections past. America has been here before and we must have faith that our voting institutions will be preserved by the end of this.