At the same time, electoral law experts said none of the lawsuits presented evidence of widespread fraud that could reverse Mr Trump’s deficits. With Arizona added to Mr. Biden’s column on Thursday, he comfortably won the election with at least 290 electoral votes expected, 20 more than needed for a majority. Two states, North Carolina and Georgia, remain undecided.
Bob Bauer, a leading Democratic election lawyer and senior advisor to the Biden campaign, rejected the idea of legislatures choosing voters. “At the end of the day, you can’t prevent the process from coming to an inevitable conclusion,” he said.
The idea of legislatures intervening for Mr. Trump gained traction in the days following election day, after months of anger from Mr. Trump that the election would be “rigged”, a baseless accusation, though supported by many of its supporters.
On November 5, as Pennsylvania’s gradual mail-in ballot count eroded Mr. Trump’s advantage in voting day votes, Fox News commentator Sean Hannity suggested the results should be invalidated. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a strong supporter of Trump, replied, “I think everything should be on the table.”
Earlier today, Mr. Levin, the conservative radio host, had urged lawmakers in the Republican state to “prepare to do your constitutional duty,” writing in all caps on Twitter.
It was retweeted by President Donald Trump Jr.’s son and Mr. DeSantis, the governor of Florida, urged voters in Michigan and Pennsylvania, both majority Republican, to call on lawmakers, who have the power to ” provide remedies, ”he said on Fox News.