Federal investigators have stepped up their investigation into a slate of alternate GOP electors in Georgia who were selected for the 2020 presidential election. Partisan hack Merrick Garland is leading the charge.
The Justice Department has sought records from Brad Carver, an attorney and Republican activist who was among the 16 alternate electors, according to several people with knowledge of the investigation.
The Washington Post reported the activity is part of a broader probe involving electors in several states.
Carver and several other members of the slate didn’t immediately respond or declined to comment.
The FBI is intensifying its investigation into the Georgia electors a day after the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The 16 Republicans who filled out the slate are a cross-section of influential leaders. They include Georgia GOP Chair David Shafer and state Sen. Burt Jones, a Trump-backed candidate who won the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor.
“PHONY” AND “FAKE”
The media is referring to the electors as “phony” and “fake”. They also define the effort as an illegal “scheme” to overturn the election.
The Washington Post reported in December 2020 that technically, alternative electors can meet and cast their own votes, as electors are picked for each candidate before the election is held. If their votes are then submitted to Congress, it must consider them.
Then, if both chambers of Congress vote individually to accept Biden’s electors, the dispute is considered as being resolved. If the chambers do not agree and each chamber identifies a different slate of electors, a tiebreaker using a certificate of ascertainment from a state comes into play.
PRESERVING LEGAL OPTIONS
The purpose of alternate electors is to preserve legal options.
The RNC helped Donald Trump’s team gather “contingent electors in case any of the legal challenges that were ongoing changed the result of any of the states.”
In the aftermath of the 2020 race, Mr. Trump’s campaign challenged the results in several swing states. They alleged that the vote-by-mail laws passed during the coronavirus pandemic had resulted in impropriety.
As part of the challenge, the campaign assembled slates of alternative electors in seven states where the results were in dispute in case a late court challenge reversed the outcome in Mr. Trump’s favor.
The J6 hacks claim they had nefarious intent – a thought crime.
Constitutional attorney Mark Levin reports Article II of the Constitution declares the legislature is the final word on the selection of electors.
Democrats wanted to essentially do the same thing in 2016.
Levin:. The fact of the matter is, when it comes to state legislatures, of course you can lobby state legislatures to change the electoral outcome. pic.twitter.com/CAdf4pGPU7
— Acyn (@Acyn) June 17, 2022