Vice President Pence Sued By A Group Of GOP Members In Effort To Overturn Electoral College Vote
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.), Arizona GOP chair Kelli Ward and several other Republican leaders have sued Vice President Mike Pence in a Texas federal court asking the judge to give Pence the authority to pick pro-Trump electors from swing states that elected Biden, in yet another far-fetched attempt to overturn the election results.
The lawsuit seeks to strike down portions of the Electoral Count Act of 1887 which gives the Vice President a presiding role over the meeting joint session of the Congress where the Electoral College votes are officially counted.
The lawsuit claims that seven states have competing slates of electors pointing to the republican electors from Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, New Mexico and Nevada.
The plaintiffs, therefore, have asked Federal Judge Jeremy Kernodle to grant Pence the “exclusive authority” to determine which slate of electors’ votes are counted and decide which votes can be discarded due to alleged voter fraud.