Here’s the lede for a news article from a Southern Nevada television station showing the absolute ignorance of our media regarding the U.S. Constitution, Nevada law and the electoral college:
“LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Hours after Nevada’s six electors cast their votes for President-elect Joe Biden through the official state process, the Nevada Republican Party’s six electors signed paperwork signaling their support for President Donald Trump in a symbolic ceremony devoid of any legal merit.”
This ignorance is encapsulated in the phrase, ‘devoid of any legal merit.’
In yet another article, this one from Mediaite and posted to MSM, it’s postulated that, “GOP Electors in Swing States Absurdly Cosplay Like Their Protest Votes for Trump Matter”
They go on: “Republican slates of electors in a number of key swing states went through the motions of pretending their endorsement of President Donald Trump will matter, even though President-elect Joe Biden won their states and the official electors all voted for him on Monday.”
Really?! Here’s the truth, though it may be inconvenient to the national and local medias…
First, from Nevada Revised Statue (NRS) 298.035: Selection of nominees and alternates for presidential elector.
1. Each major political party shall, at the state convention of the major political party held in that year, select from the qualified electors who are legally registered members of the major political party: (a) A nominee to the position of presidential elector; and (b) An alternate to the nominee for presidential elector, for each position of presidential elector required by law.
2. Each minor political party shall choose from the qualified electors who are legally registered members of the minor political party:
(a) A nominee to the position of presidential elector; and (b) An alternate to the nominee for presidential elector, for each position of presidential elector required by law. The person who is authorized to file the list of candidates for partisan office of the minor political party with the Secretary of State pursuant to NRS 293.1725 shall, not later than the last Tuesday in August, submit to the Secretary of State the list of nominees for presidential elector and alternates.
3. Each independent candidate nominated for the office of President pursuant to NRS 298.109 shall, at the time of filing the petition as required pursuant to subsection 1 of NRS 298.109, or within 10 days thereafter, choose from the qualified electors: (a) A nominee to the position of presidential elector; and (b) An alternate to the nominee for presidential elector, for each position of presidential elector required by law.
Now the U.S. Constitution, Article II, Clause 2:
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: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
Here’s the take away:
- The electoral college votes will not be certified until Jan. 6, 2021.
In all ‘swing’ states, alternate electoral delegates met to vote on the same day as the appointed delegates.
The alternate delegates votes will be used in the case Congress finds fraud in the election outcome.
Should a state find election fraud before the certification date, that states legislature can recall the appointed delegates and vote to recast the appropriate slate of delegates.
The state’s legislature has the legal right to call themselves back into session without the consent of the governor, a judicial order, or without having to sue their executive branch to meet.
The state’s constitution cannot over ride the U.S. Constitution as stated in the supremacy clause:
Article VI, Clause 2: This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
Finally, went attempting to notify either so-called journalist of their mistake, it was discovered that both the comments and email links had been removed.