In order to counteract election officials that he says aren’t following the law in Michigan and Pennsylvania, Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested that those states’ legislatures consider selecting electors who would buck the states’ popular votes and cast votes for President Donald Trump.
In states where Republicans contest the fairness of the electoral process, residents, DeSantis said, should call on their state lawmakers to select electors who would ensure the law is followed. Especially residents of states with Republican legislatures, such as Pennsylvania and Michigan, should take action to exhaust all of Trump’s options for victory, the Governor told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on “The Ingraham Angle.”
“Under Article II of the Constitution, presidential electors are done by legislatures and the schemes they create in the framework,” DeSantis said. “If there’s departure from that and they’re not following the law, if they’re ignoring law, then they can provide remedies as well, so I would exhaust every option to make sure we have a fair count.”
The presidential election is a series of statewide elections that inform how each state’s allocated electors vote in the Electoral College. But those members, chosen by state legislatures, can flout their state’s selection and instead cast their vote