Senior Legal Adviser to the Trump Team 2020 campaign Jenna Ellis said Friday on Newsmax TV that she and a team will head to Arizona on Monday in an effort to convince the state’s legislature to reassert its authority under the Constitution to appoint electors to the Electoral College.
Ellis began her appearance on ”Stinchfield” by announcing that the Pennsylvania General Assembly has announced it will introduce a resolution in both houses of the state legislature to reclaim its authority to appoint electors — a revelation previewed earlier in the day by state Sen. Doug Mastriano on ”War Room,” former White House strategist Steve Bannon’s video podcast.
”We’re hopeful that Arizona will follow the same path that Pennsylvania has now spearheaded by going first, and by seeing that there is substantial and more than enough evidence that this election was irredeemably compromised,” Ellis said. ”And so, in Arizona, both the mayor (Rudy Giuliani) and myself will go to this hearing where legislators in Arizona will hear from witnesses in that state talking about the election official fraud that occurred in Arizona.
”And we’re hopeful that they will take the same course of action that the Pennsylvania state legislature is now doing and that they will also reclaim their state legislative authority and take back their opportunity, their mandate and their obligation under the Constitution to select their Electoral College delegation based on the actual election results, counting every legal vote, not based on the corruption and fraud that occurred.”
Guiliani is President Donald Trump’s personal attorney and is spearheading the Trump legal team’s challenge to election results in several states.
Ellis’ comments followed those of Guiliani earlier Friday on ”Greg Kelly Reports” that lobbying state legislatures would be undertaken in addition to legal claims. The Trump campaign is hoping states will assert their authority under Article 2, Section 1, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution.
”Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress,” the text of the Constitution says.