by Sharon Rondeau
(Nov. 27, 2020) — A Commonwealth state senator who earlier on Friday told radio host and former White House strategist Steve Bannon that the legislature planned to vote on a resolution to appoint its own electors to vote December 14 in the Electoral College for the president of the United States will appear on Newsmax TV at 8 PM EST Friday.
State Sen. Douglas Mastriano (R), a retired Army colonel and Ph.D., told Bannon on his “War Room” radio show that Wednesday’s legislative hearing on alleged election illegalities permitted numerous witnesses to make a “compelling case” that the November 3 election in the Commonwealth was corrupted.
Pennsylvania’s legislature is dominated by Republicans in both the House and Senate.
Quoting the “federal Constitution,” Mastriano said, “We’re going to take our power back; we’re going to seat the electors…” by passing a “joint resolution” to select them. “We’re going to take that power back…We’re going to void the certification,” he told Bannon.
Article II, Section 1, clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution states:
Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.