At the same time, electoral law experts said none of the lawsuits presented evidence of widespread fraud that could undo Mr Trump’s deficits. After Arizona was added to Mr Biden’s column on Thursday, he won the election with at least 290 scheduled votes, 20 more than required for a majority. Two states, North Carolina and Georgia, remain undecided.
Bob Bauer, a senior democratic election attorney and senior campaign advisor to the Biden campaign, rejected the idea that lawmakers should vote for voters. “When all is said and done, there is no stopping the process from reaching the inevitable conclusion,” he said.
The idea of lawmakers intervening for Mr Trump gained momentum in the days following Election Day after Mr Trump raged for months that the election would be “rigged,” an unfounded accusation despite welcomed by many of his supporters.
On November 5, Fox News commentator Sean Hannity suggested invalidating the results when Pennsylvania’s gradual counting of postal ballots undermined Mr. Trump’s lead in polling day votes. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a staunch Trump supporter, replied, “I think everything should be on the table.”
Earlier that day, Mr. Levin, the Conservative radio host, had urged Republican lawmakers to “prepare to do your constitutional duty” and write in capital letters on Twitter.
It was retweeted by the President’s son, Donald Trump Jr. And Mr. DeSantisThe governor of Florida urged voters in Michigan and Pennsylvania, both with Republican legislatures, to call on lawmakers who have it in their power to “remedy the situation,” he said on Fox News.