Arizona GOP Chair Says Republican Electors ‘Represent the Legally Cast Votes in Our State’

Arizona GOP Chair Says Republican Electors ‘Represent the Legally Cast Votes in Our State’. By Tom Ozimek.

Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward says her state’s Republican electors, who on Dec. 14 cast their votes for President Donald Trump, believe they “represent the legally cast votes in our state.”

Republican electors in seven states, including Arizona, cast alternative Electoral College votes for Trump, which critics argue are merely symbolic and have no force of law. Meanwhile, the same seven states, which have officially certified the election for Joe Biden, formally appointed Democrat electors to cast their votes for the former vice president, setting up a possible showdown when Congress meets on Jan. 6 to review the potentially competing sets of electoral votes. …

According to the U.S. Code, when the House and Senate meet, they have to look into “all the certificates and papers purporting to be certificates of the electoral votes.”

Several Republican members of Congress have said they would attempt to object to the counting of the Electoral College votes for some states, which would then trigger a series of debates and votes.