President Donald Trump’s attorney Jenna Ellis said the president’s legal team will continue to contest the results of the election even after Congress counts and validates the Electoral College vote.
“We’re going to continue to press for these critical investigations and I’m happy to see, you know, that Michigan, and Georgia, and other states, and Arizona are starting to make some moves in their state legislatures. We would encourage them. You know, this is not a partisan issue,” she told Newsmax on Wednesday. “This is something that every American should be concerned with, so we’re going to continue to fight that battle. We’re gonna fight regardless of what happens come January 6, and I hope that we do rectify the correct results of this election.”
The Electoral College voted on Dec. 14, with Democrat Joe Biden receiving 306 votes to Trump’s 232. Republican electors in several challenged states cast votes for Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to keep the president’s legal options open from now until January.
Both chambers of Congress meet on Jan. 6 to count the Electoral College votes. Inauguration Day is Jan. 20, which is when, according to the U.S. Constitution, the transfer of power is to take place.
Ellis added, “Even moving forward, we as Americans have to make sure that this never, ever happens again, and that we make sure to put in place election integrity safeguards that President Trump has been calling for, and that’s what we’re going to continue to work on. So, never give up the fight. We are proud to be Americans. We want to make sure to protect free and fair elections, every legal vote should be counted. That shouldn’t be a controversial position.”
Several GOP members of Congress have said they would try to object to the Electoral College votes for key states.
However, other Republicans, including Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) have said that it’s unwise to challenge the votes.
“It would be saying, ‘Look, let’s not follow the vote of the people, let’s instead do it [sic] what we want.’ That would not be the way a democratic republic ought to work,” Romney told media outlets earlier this month.
Earlier Wednesday, Trump called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to keep fighting after McConnell congratulated Biden on the floor of the Senate this week.
“Mitch, 75,000,000 VOTES, a record for a sitting President (by a lot),” Trump wrote to McConnell, underscoring the amount of support Trump has. The remarks were shared alongside a Daily Mail article about Republicans turning on McConnell after he made his remarks about Biden on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday.