Michigan police refused to allow a group of ‘alternate’ Trump electors entry to the state Capitol on Monday to disrupt electors casting their vote for Joe Biden.
“Per the governor’s office, per the Speaker of the House, per the Speaker of the Senate, the Capitol is closed unless you have an office here to conduct business today or you are taking part in the Electoral College process,” an officer told the group.
They then claimed that they are the electors to which the officer responded: “The electors are already here. They’ve been checked in.”
This came after Trump adviser Stephen Miller told Fox News that the campaign will be sending ‘alternate’ electors to contested states to vote then send those results to Congress.
“The only date in the Constitution is Jan. 20. So we have more than enough time to right the wrong of this fraudulent election result and certify Donald Trump as the winner of the election,” Miller said. “As we speak, today, an alternate slate of electors in the contested states is going to vote and we’re going to send those results up to Congress. This will ensure that all of our legal remedies remain open. That means that if we win these cases in the courts, that we can direct that the alternate state of electors be certified.”
Nothing in the United States Constitution or state law allows for ‘alternate electors’.
The state of Michigan officially awarded its 16 electoral college votes to Joe Biden on Monday.