I had just assumed this was the plan, from a cursory reading of the 12th amendment (which was clearly all Trump’s advisors had made).Nobody ever said they were smart, so it’s hardly surprising they were dumb enough to put it in writing. After all, they assumed they would prevail and when they did, who was going to read these e-mails? Once the election is settled it’s settled, right?
“We would just be sending in ‘fake’ electoral votes to Pence so that ‘someone’ in Congress can make an objection when they start counting votes, and start arguing that the ‘fake’ votes should be counted," the lawyer wrote. @maggieNYT @lukebroadwater it in writing.https://t.co/yxroQdNFLO— Catie Edmondson (@CatieEdmondson) July 26, 2022
Which, again, comes under the heading of: never put your conspiracy in writing. It’s also really the only surprise. Clearly these guys thought they were invisible and bulletproof because they were going to win, one way or the other, and then there would be no conspiracy. At least not one that would be investigated.
2/2 "...to issue whatever is required to name the electors. The key nationally would be for all six states to do it so the election remains in doubt until January.” https://t.co/P36lgMtFuA— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 26, 2022