By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) — For months, there has been talk swirling that if Joe Biden wins Pennsylvania, Republicans in the state legislature could bypass the popular vote and appoint electors who are favorable to President Trump.READ MORE: Crews Search Washington County For Missing 65-Year-Old John Ruffing
The electors award Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes.
On Friday, State Senate majority leader Jake Corman said Republicans will honor the wishes of the voters.READ MORE: Allegheny County Reports 5 COVID-19 Outbreaks, 6 Clusters In Schools
“Our role is to monitor the process, our role is to provide oversight and call out questions where they might need asked, but certainly want to stay with the tradition of the popular vote winner getting the electors,” Senator Corman said.
Corman says the vote is certified by the state and the governor appoints the electors.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Approaching Cold Front Prompts Tornado Watch, Tornado Warning As Season Changes To Fall
He says the legislature will follow the law.