The Pennsylvania GOP Is Undermining Its Own Vote-By-Mail Reforms For Trump

If there are enough delays in counting votes, the state could run up against the December 8 “safe harbor” deadline to submit Pennsylvania electors to the electoral college — a situation that could allow for a Republican power play, according to a recent report by Barton Gellman in the Atlantic. “According to sources in the Republican Party at the state and national levels, the Trump campaign is discussing contingency plans to bypass election results and appoint loyal electors in battleground states where Republicans hold the legislative majority,” Gellman reported. “In Pennsylvania, three Republican leaders told me they had already discussed the direct appointment of electors among themselves, and one said he had discussed it with Trump’s national campaign.”

The Pennsylvania GOP Is Undermining Its Own Vote-By-Mail Reforms For Trump