U.S. President Donald Trump made two calls to Pennsylvania State House Speaker Republican Brian Cutler to help him change the election results. The Washington Post said so, argumenti.ru reports.
According to the U.S. newspaper, Trump wanted the state to nominate those who would support him to the electoral college in connection with the election irregularities that the president believed there were. The president’s calls were confirmed in Cutler’s office. According to the Washington Post, Cutler responded to Trump that the state caucus had no authority to change the voter list.
The paper also notes that Trump had previously made similar requests to Republican legislators in Michigan, as well as Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp.
The Pennsylvania authorities approved the results of the presidential elections in the state, according to which Democrat Joseph Biden won. He garnered 50 percent of the vote, Trump was supported by 48.8 percent of those who voted. General elections were held in the country on November 3.
The US electoral system is archaic and indirect. Formally, not a new president and vice president of the United States are elected, but members of the electoral college. It is they who then conduct their own voting, following which a new head of state is officially determined.