Touting fake GOP electors in states Trump lost, Fox Business guest declares that Biden is not the president-elect

The Trump campaign’s “alternate electors” have no legal basis

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Citation From the December 16, 2020, edition of Fox Business’ Mornings with Maria Bartiromo

MARIA BARTIROMO (ANCHOR): Yeah, how are you expecting this to play out? I mean, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell yesterday on the Senate floor, accepted Joe Biden's win. Let's take a look at Mitch McConnell, here he is.

BARTIROMO: And yet, Ken, the president as well as his legal team continues to push forth, calling out irregularities, saying that there was more massive fraud than the investigators have uncovered. Your reaction to where we are today, and how this plays out?

KEN BLACKWELL (SENIOR FELLOW, FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL): Traditionally, the Electoral College result happens to be the point by which we have started to refer to the winner as the president-elect. But technically, Joe Biden is not the president-elect because seven states are sending competing slates of electors to the Congress, via the archivist.

Maria, we already know that there will be one senator and one member of the house that will challenge these slates coming from the Electoral College. That means that that has to be vetted out, that means that the clock didn't stop on Monday of this week. The clock is still running — a shorter runway, the time is running out — but there's still time on the clock to really push this through.

BARTIROMO: I think you make a lot of good points, Ken. We've been covering all of these irregularities every day and certainly have been tracking the campaign's progress. You're right, there are a lot of questionable things.

The Trump campaign and state Republican Parties held events with “alternate electors” in states that were won by President-elect Joe Biden. The stunt also received extensive promotion from right-wing media.

However, as The Associated Press explains: “The Republican ‘electors’ who cast alternate votes on Monday were not designated by any state official and don’t currently have any legal status.”