US Vice President Mike Pence has asked a Texas federal judge to dismiss a Republican congressman’s emergency request for a court order that would essentially allow the Vice President to overturn Donald’s electoral loss Trump at a joint session of Congress.
Texas Representative Louie Gohmert should have taken legal action against the US Senate or House of Representatives if he disagreed with the established method of counting the constituency votes, lawyers said from the Department of Justice representing Pence in a case. “The vice president – the only defendant in this case – is ironically the very person whose power they seek to promote,” the government said. “The Senate and the House, not the Vice President, have legal interests sufficiently unfavorable to complainants.”
Gohmert argues that Pence can give Trump a second term by simply rejecting the swing states’ Democratic voters lists and instead choosing competing GOP voters when the Senate and House jointly meet to open and count certificates electoral votes.
Election experts said such a discovery would create a major conflict of interest.
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