Republican electors from a number of swing states cast their Electoral College votes for President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence Monday afternoon.
"Today, Arizona's 11 Republican presidential electors met to cast their votes for President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. With ongoing legal challenges to the 2020 presidential election still being heard in the courts, and state legislatures across the country holding hearings on election fraud and voting irregularities, it is imperative that the proper electors are counted by Congress," Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward released in a statement.
Republican electors from Nevada, Georgia and Pennsylvania made similar moves.
"At the request of the Trump campaign, the Republican presidential electors met today in Harrisburg to cast a conditional vote for Donald Trump and Mike Pence for President and Vice President respectively. Today’s move by Republican party electors is fashioned after the 1960 Presidential election, in which President Nixon was declared the winner in Hawaii. While Democrat legal challenges were pending, Democratic presidential electors met to cast a conditional vote for John F. Kennedy to preserve their intent in the event of future favorable legal outcomes," the Pennsylvania Republican Party released in a statement. "The conditional resolution states that electors certify their vote for the President and Vice President 'on the understanding that if, as a result of a final non-appealable Court Order or other proceeding prescribed by law, [they] are ultimately recognized as being the duly elected and qualified Electors for President and Vice President of the United States of America from the State of Pennsylvania."
?? BREAKING: Nevada GOP electors cast ballot for Donald J Trump declaring him winner of 6 Electoral votes in NV.— RSBN ???? (@RSBNetwork) December 14, 2020
Meanwhile, in another part of the GA State Capitol, 16 GOP electors cast ballots for Trump, declaring that "the contest of the election is ongoing." Photo via @HaistenWillis, who's reporting from the room. pic.twitter.com/xnPrBQIHsw— Michelle Ye Hee Lee (@myhlee) December 14, 2020
The votes were casts in hopes that court cases filed by the Trump campaign are successful.