A proposal from a Republican lawmaker in Arizona will allow the state legislature to choose electors in a presidential election instead of the popular vote deciding which candidate is awarded the state’s 11 electors.
The proposal, Senate Concurrent Resolution 1014, was sponsored by Arizona state Sen. Anthony Kern (R) who served as a fake elector for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election and who was present at the Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection.
“It is the responsibility of the Arizona Secretary of State to certify elections, including elections for President of the United States, but the sole authority to appoint presidential electors is granted to the Legislature,” the proposal reads.
“The Legislature, and no other official, shall appoint presidential electors in accordance with the United States Constitution,” it added.
It is unlikely that the bill will get enough support in the Arizona legislature. It has no co-sponsors so far and hasn’t been assigned to any committee for consideration, Huffpost noted
Kern is a prominent election denier who is currently under investigation by the state’s attorney general’s office for posing as a fake elector after Trump lost the 2020 election in Arizona to Joe Biden.
He also attended the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally in D.C. on Jan. 6 and was photographed outside the Capitol, he is not accused of entering the building. Kern also participated in Cyber Ninjas ‘audit‘ of the 2020 election results in Arizona even though he was on the ballot.
Now, Kern is running to represent Arizona’s 8th district in the United States Congress. He describes himself as ‘Solidly Team MAGA’ on his campaign page with an endorsement from Trump.