Trump's Hail Mary? Some Conservatives Look To GOP State Legislatures For Electoral College Save

President Trump’s reelection prospects looked increasingly grim on Friday, as Democratic challenger Joe Biden took the lead in key states that would deliver a majority of the Electoral College, but some prominent conservatives are urging him to look to the contested states’ Republican-controlled legislatures for salvation.

Trump has vowed to fight on, as his legal team fanned out across the handful of battleground states where the campaign is contesting various aspects of the counting process. “We believe the American people deserve to have full transparency into all vote counting and election certification, and that this is no longer about any single election,” the president said in a statement released by his reelection campaign. “From the beginning, we have said that all legal ballots must be counted and all illegal ballots should not be counted, yet we have met resistance to this basic principle by Democrats at every turn."

“For months, the American people were told ad nauseum that President Trump was going to get shellacked in the Electoral College, McConnell and Republicans were out in the Senate, Pelosi was going to get a slew of reinforcements in the House, and Texas could possibly go blue for Biden,” said Republican strategist Ford O’Connell. “And why? Because the pollsters said so, and anyone who argued with these “experts” was a Trump-loving sycophant. In short, the Americans were sold a disgusting pack of lies about a ‘blue wave’ that never materialized.”

“Can Trump still win a second term? You bet,” O’Connell added. “It will be without question a heavy lift, but nothing is impossible in the era of Trump.”

Read more from W. James Antle III at the Washington Examiner

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