In the tireless fight for election transparency, Project Amistad, of the Thomas More Society of America, filed a new lawsuit in federal court in Washington, D.C., to allow state legislators to elect their state’s electors.
The legal requirement is due to several state governors refusing to allow their elected representatives to meet for that purpose, despite the fact that the election results were challenged, according to a Dec. 22 WDN alternative media article.
The reluctant governors are from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
The goal is to meet to certify the voters before Congress acts, that is, before Jan. 6, when the votes sent by the Electoral College would be tabulated.
Although in many states the Electoral College allocates votes based on the popular vote, the Constitution gives power to legislatures to elect the electors.
“Since the U.S. Constitution places the final authority for designating Presidential Electors in the hands of the state legislatures, it is the responsibility of the representatives elected by the people to judge the relevant facts and to appoint an appropriate list of Electors, subject only to the only deadline set by the U.S. Constitution is 12:00 noon on Jan. 20, 2021,” according to Project Amistad.
“Kings and Queens dissolve parliaments and legislative bodies, not governors. At least that was the case until this year,” reiterated Project Amistad Director Phil Kline, in Parler.
He added, “Governors in these battleground states have declared that they are the law because of the COVID [CCP Virus] and are now actively preventing state legislatures from exercising their constitutional authority to review the electoral process.”
“No person, or small group of persons, should be able to prohibit the state legislature from fulfilling its constitutional responsibilities,” Kline also said.
The lawsuit calls for declaring unconstitutional federal and local legislation that interferes with the state legislatures’ constitutional rights to appoint presidential electors.
Project Amistad lead attorney Erick Kaardal said this was the case. “Unfortunately, the current federal and state code has allowed a constitutionally non-delegable legislative function and responsibility to become a ministerial process,” Kaardal said, according to the alternative media PR Newswire.