The liberal media has once again missed the real story behind the recent news about the eight “fake” electors that have accepted immunity deals. Instead of reporting the facts, the media is pushing a false narrative about the so-called “fake electors.” The truth is that there were no “fake” electors, just Republican electors named consistent with legal precedent to preserve ongoing legal challenges to the validity of Georgia’s certified vote.
Contrary to what the media is saying, appointing an alternative slate of electors was not some ridiculous plan devised by Trump lawyers. On the contrary, Trump’s election lawyers and the contingent electors followed the precise approach that Democrats successfully used in 1960 when the date Congress established for certifying an election came before the legal challenges John F. Kennedy had brought in Hawaii were decided. And that approach allowed Kennedy to be certified the winner of Hawaii’s three electoral votes on Jan. 6, 1961, even though the Aloha State had originally certified Richard Nixon the victor.
The Hawaii scenario in 1960 mirrors the events that happened in Georgia on Dec. 14, 2020, when both the Democrat and Republican presidential electors met and cast their 16 electoral votes for Joe Biden and Donald Trump, respectively. The Hawaii electors further attested that they were the “duly and legally qualified and appointed” electors for president and vice president for the state of Hawaii, and that they had been “certified (as such) by the Executive.”
The events in Georgia in 2020 mirrored the events of 60 years ago in Hawaii. Trump held a lead in Georgia until the morning of Friday, Nov. 6, when Biden overtook the incumbent. Following the audit, Biden remained in the lead by approximately 12,000 votes, leading Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to certify the election results on Nov. 20, 2020. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed the certification the same day. Then, on Nov. 21, Trump requested a recount, as allowed under Georgia law given the closeness of the count.
On Dec. 14, 2020, when the presidential electors were required by federal law to meet, the Republican electors met separately and cast their 16 votes for Trump while the Democrat electors met and cast their ballots for Joe Biden. This was done while Trump and Republican elector David Shafer’s Fulton County lawsuit contesting the election results was still pending. The electors were named consistent with legal precedent to preserve ongoing legal challenges to the validity of Georgia’s certified vote. However, the media has once again ignored the facts and pushed a false narrative about “fake” electors, further proving their biased reporting against conservative politicians.