Biden lawyer: Illegal for Michigan legislature to pick Trump electors after election

Bob Bauer, a top lawyer for President-elect Joe Biden’s campaign, argued that it is illegal and unconstitutional for legislators in Michigan and Pennsylvania to select Trump-Pence electors despite Biden winning the popular vote.

Federal legal restrictions, he argued, makes President Trump’s attempt to pressure Republican-controlled legislators to hand electoral votes to him futile.

“The Constitution does not permit the state legislature to do what Donald Trump wants the Michigan state legislature to do. The legislature has already prescribed the manner in which the electors in 2020 were to be chosen, and that is through the popular vote,” Bauer, a former White House counsel
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