UPDATED 11:02 AM PT – Monday, December 14, 2020
The Trump administration has vowed to continue pursuing legal challenges against election results as the Electoral College is scheduled to vote this week. In an interview Sunday, President Trump said his team still has resources in play, while also noting ongoing legal battles in local regions.
Thousands of supporters have gathered around the country, while agreeing with the sentiment that election fraud was significant enough to effect the 2020 election.
“Trump’s warned us about them for years. We’ve been warned about mail-in ballots forever, but the Democrats took every avenue to cheat in this election,” said Mellissa Carone, a witness of election fraud in Michigan. “We’ve got to get it back, it’s ours.”
Ahead of the election, each political party chooses electors or people who actually cast votes for president. As law dictates, the electors will meet on the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December, while reflecting the popular votes in their states.
The group consists of 538 electors and 270 are needed for a candidate to win the presidency. Most states, except Maine and Nebraska, will proceed with a “winner-take-all” method.
Many of the President’s supporters still believe in a second term for him.
“And that’s really why we are standing here today because we are in a crucial moment in the history of the United States of America,” said Michael Flynn, former national security advisor. “Remember, the courts do not decide who the next President of the United States will be.”
Once the Electoral College cast their votes, the states will send their votes to Congress where they will be counted again during a joint session. The President of the Senate, Vice President Mike Pence, will formally announce the results.