In a last-ditch effort to stay in power, President Donald Trump summoned 300 state legislators from the battleground states of Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Georgia on Saturday in a Zoom conference call evidence that the election process in their states was unlawful and consider to demand they decertify the results of the 2020 presidential election.
During the 15-call —hosted by conservative watchdog group Got Freedom?— Trump urged those lawmakers to review the “evidence” presented by his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and consider annulling the election in their states.
In a press statement released after the call, GotFreedom? said they conducted Saturday’s “exclusive national briefing at the request of state legislators from Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin to review the extensive evidence of irregularities and lawlessness in the 2020 presidential election.”
“This information should serve as an important resource for state legislators as they make calls for state legislatures to meet to investigate the election and consider decertifying their state election results,” Phill Kline, who hosted the call on behalf of Got Freedom? said.
“The integrity of our elections is far too important to treat cavalierly, and elected officials deserve to have all relevant information at their disposal as they consider whether to accept the reported results of the 2020 elections, especially in states where the process was influenced by private interests,” Kline added.
A joint session of Congress will meet in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to certify the Electoral College results, in which Joe Biden received 306 Electoral College votes for president and Donald Trump received 232 Electoral College votes.
The call is the latest attempt by Trump and his allies to deny President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.