Trump Attorney Ellis: No President-Elect Until Electoral College Votes
States' certifications and projections "don't mean anything" when it comes to who won the Nov. 3 presidential election, because the only thing that really matters is the Electoral College, Jenna Ellis, who is part of the Trump campaign's legal team, said Monday while discussing the push for state legislatures to appoint electors to determine the race.
"Until the Electoral College actually votes on Dec. 14, we don't have a president-elect," Ellis told Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo, explaining that the team is working "two parallel tracks to keep up the fight for President Donald Trump's reelection."
"First is the litigation strategy, where we're challenging the fraud and the widespread fraud in court," she said. "That's where we are currently in Pennsylvania. We also have a parallel track with state legislatures."
State lawmakers, she said, can take back their power and appoint electors to determine the race's winner.
"In Pennsylvania, we have two pieces pending and primed for the Supreme Court," said Ellis. "Now we have another case in the 3rd Circuit ready to go to the Supreme Court. We have 10 days from that ruling to appeal it."
State legislatures, she added, are "vested under the Constitution with election integrity and the ability to select the manner of their electors to move forward. We are taking this very seriously."
Allowing lawmakers to pick the electors was "built in as a safeguard" so the people's vote is not disenfranchised when there is "corruption and fraud" in the election, she insisted.
"The reason for that is to make sure that people's voice is heard and the correct outcome ultimately happens through the Electoral College," said Ellis. "President Trump is right. There was widespread fraud, in at least 6 states ... the state legislatures must take back their selection of delegates and move forward to choosing the delegates that are preferred by the people we know President Trump won in a landslide."