While there is no way to tell at this point whether challenges Republicans are planning to lodge against certain slates of electors will have the desired result – a much-deserved second term for President Donald Trump – his supporters continue to hold out hope that something good will come of it.
Meantime, the president is doing his part.
He participated in a Zoom call on Saturday, speaking to 300 state legislators from Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin that was sponsored by Got Freedom? – a non-profit election integrity watchdog, and urged those lawmakers to review evidence that the electoral process in each of their states was unconstitutional and consider decertifying their electors.
At the invite of his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, the president talked to the participates for about 15 minutes.
After the call, Got Freedom? issued a statement saying the Saturday event was an “exclusive national briefing . . . at the request of state legislators from Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin to review the extensive evidence of irregularities and lawlessness in the 2020 presidential election.”
The group noted further: “A similar briefing is being scheduled in Washington, D.C. at the request of Members of Congress.”
“This information should serve as an important resource for state legislators as they make calls for state legislatures to meet to investigate the election and consider decertifying their state election results,” said Liberty University Law School professor Phill Kline, who hosted the call on behalf of Got Freedom? said.
“The integrity of our elections is far too important to treat cavalierly, and elected officials deserve to have all relevant information at their disposal as they consider whether to accept the reported results of the 2020 elections, especially in states where the process was influenced by private interests,” he added.
A statement from the organization noted further:
The evidence discussed includes unprecedented public-private partnerships that created a two-tiered election system in the states that determined the winner of the Electoral College. Funded by over $400 million from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, these public-private partnerships sought to boost turnout in Democratic strongholds while depressing turnout in conservative areas, violating constitutional guarantees of due process and equal protection.
The private monies paid the salaries of election workers and funded the purchase of election equipment, but came with strict conditions on the conduct of elections in jurisdictions that accepted the money. These private interventions were aided by the actions of public officials, who sought to undermine transparency, fought efforts to audit the results, threatened legislators with investigation and prosecution for questioning the reported results, and in some cases even physically prevented state lawmakers from entering the Capitol Building in order to prevent them from challenging election certification.
“The American people, along with their elected representatives at the state and federal level, deserve full access to the evidence we’ve uncovered,” Kline said. “We’re pleased to provide this information so that those who develop policy and make decisions will have all the relevant information available to them.”
If the effort to #StopTheSteal is ultimately unsuccessful, it won’t be for a lack of trying on the part of the president and his legal team.