A new lawsuit is aimed at overturning the electoral college and putting Donald Trump in the White House for 4 more years.
Strangely, the suit, filed by Rep. Louie Gomert, names Vice President Mike Pence as the Defendant. Procedurally, the suit seeks to have Pence declare the Electoral Counting Act unconstitutional.
According to Fox News, “the vice president has the role of announcing the results after the electoral votes are counted at a joint session of Congress. Gohmert and the slate of Republican electors from Arizona claim that the 12th Amendment gives Pence the right to choose which slate of electors to count from their state – and other states – that had Republicans electors submit votes despite Democratic electors having their votes certified in light of November’s general election.”
Gomert spoke out in a statement:
The 2020 presidential election was one we’d expect to see in a banana republic, not the United States of America. In fact, the rampant fraud and unconstitutional actions that took place were so egregious that seven contested states–Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin all sent dueling slates of electors to Congress. This puts Vice President Mike Pence in a position where some argue he has to choose between morality and the law. That is not the case.
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