A group of 22 Arizona legislators and eight legislators-elect on Monday signed a joint resolution urging Congress to count an alternate slate of electors for President Donald Trump entered by the state’s Republicans.
The signers say that the 2020 general election was “marred by irregularities so significant as to render it highly doubtful whether the certified results represent the will of the voters.”
The resolution asks that Congress count the Trump electors or nullify all of the electors until a full forensic audit can be conducted. It further requests that Congress not consider any electors from Arizona until the state’s legislature deems the election to be final and all irregularities to be resolved.
Republicans in six other states entered alternate slates of electors on Monday, setting up a potentially contentious Electoral College vote count when Congress convenes on Jan. 6.
A White House adviser on Dec. 14 predicted that alternate groups of electors would vote in multiple states, potentially leading to President Donald Trump winning reelection.
“The only date in the Constitution is January 20. So we have more than enough time to right the wrong of this fraudulent election result and certify Donald Trump as the winner of the election,” Stephen Miller said on “Fox & Friends,” referring to Inauguration Day.
“As we speak today, an alternate slate of electors in the contested states is going to vote, and we’re going to send those results up to Congress.”
Trump would need near-unanimous support from Senate Republicans to sustain a challenge to any of the seven states’ electors when the votes are counted on Jan. 6.