Wisconsin Republicans seek to block Biden electors
by Jon Fleetwood | December 26, 2020
Republicans are fighting for President Trump.
Two GOP Congressional representatives from Wisconsin, Jeff Mursau and David Steffen, have joined a federal lawsuit aiming to block the Jan. 6 counting of Electoral College votes from several battleground states.
The suit was filed on Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by the Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society and the Wisconsin Voters Alliance, according to The Epoch Times.
Michigan Reps. Matt Maddock and Daire Rendon are listed as plaintiffs on the suit and are facing hostility from state officials such as Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.
Nessel has considered criminal investigations and prosecutions for legislators “who didn’t agree with her on the election result,” according to Epoch Times.
“This lawsuit seeks protection of voters’ rights in Presidential elections,” reads the lawsuit’s introduction.” “Voters in Presidential elections have a constitutional right to have their respective state legislatures meet after the election and certify their votes and, based on the votes, certify the Presidential electors whose votes are counted in Congress to elect the President and Vice President.”
The introduction goes on to argue that the legislatures in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Arizona (the “Defendant States”) “are unable to review the manner in which the election was conducted, are prevented from exercising their investigative powers and are unable to vote, debate or as a body speak to the conduct of the election.”
“In sum, State legislatures are impotent to respond to what happened in the November 3, 2020 election.”
In short, legislatures were prevented from their constitutional right to properly certify the presidential elector’s votes cast on Dec. 14.
Therefore, the suit is asking the court to prevent Vice President Mike Pence and Congress from counting the contested states’ Electoral College votes.
Many Republican lawmakers are planning to object during the Jan. 6 joint session, creating an opportunity for a Trump to win the presidency.