In the weeks since the mainstream media declared Democratic nominee Joe Biden the winner of the recent presidential election, President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has pursued multiple legal challenges with few notable victories so far.
As reported by Newsmax, however, Trump attorney Jenna Ellis recently announced that Republican state lawmakers in Pennsylvania are preparing to issue a resolution that would reclaim their constitutional power to appoint delegates to the Electoral College.
A long-awaited win
News of the joint measure by the state House and Senate came on the heels of another loss by the Trump team in Pennsylvania in response to the campaign’s attempt to cast thousands of ballots as fraudulent votes.
As Ellis explained, the Republican-controlled state legislature is now poised to take back its ability to appoint delegates just in time for next month’s Electoral College vote.
The attorney pointed to the U.S. Constitution, which provides state legislatures the sole authority to make such appointments — and the Pennsylvania resolution aims to take that power away from the secretary of state.
Article 2 reads, in part: “Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress.”
In a Friday night tweet, Ellis praised the state lawmakers for announcing their plans.
“Clearly you haven’t read the Constitution”
“We are grateful to the PA state legislature for their COURAGE!” she wrote. “Their Resolution takes back their Article II authority to appoint Electoral College delegates after a RIGGED election! To the Twitterati saying it was a ‘fake hearing,’ clearly you haven’t read the Constitution!”
The resolution was proposed by state Sen. Doug Mastriano, who expressed disapproval of “the Secretary of Commonwealth’s premature certification of the results of the November 3 vote pertaining to presidential electors.”
According to WFMZ, 21 of Mastriano’s colleagues co-sponsored the effort. Although the GOP controls both chambers of the state legislature, they would need approval from their respective party leaders.
That obstacle might be tough to overcome, but Pennsylvanians eager to see some action in response to the recent contested election could potentially sway some opinions by expressing support for the resolution by phone or email.
In any case, Ellis and other supporters of Trump’s election-related challenges view Mastriano’s resolution as a bright spot in the continuing ordeal.