Many Americans believe that Democrats wrongfully stole the 2020 presidential election by cheating, rigging voting machines, and producing fraudulent ballots. The Trump legal team has extensively litigated the 2020 presidential race; however, courts at every single level simply tossed submitted appeals and cases.
For many Trump supporters, January 6, 2021 is viewed as the final chance to stop fraud from ushering Joe Biden into the Oval Office. In one week from tomorrow, congressional members will convene for an official certification of the Electoral College’s votes that declared Biden as the 2020 election winner.
Yesterday, congressional Republicans brought a lawsuit against Vice President Mike Pence as part of a convoluted plot to keep President Trump in office, confirms Newsmax.
A Closer Look at the Lawsuit Against Pence
As president of the Senate, Pence is tasked with overseeing Congress’ meeting to count and certify the aforementioned votes. In a nutshell, GOP plaintiffs in the lawsuit are arguing that the Electoral College Act’s “elector dispute resolution provisions” are not constitutional due to alleged breaches of the 12th Amendment and Electors Clause.
…more votes than is needed by me to win Pennsylvania, not to mention hundreds of thousands of votes in other categories which increase my already big lead into a landslide. All other Swing States show likewise. WE NEED NEW & ENERGETIC REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP. This can not stand..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2020
Ultimately, the intent of this lawsuit is to ensure that any declaration which asserts Biden having beaten Trump is fraudulent, due to rigging and cheating in the election.
Thus far, the vice president has not spoken to the public about the lawsuit brought against him by his own party. Many conservatives have used various social media accounts, expressing hopes that Pence will “do the right thing” and not declare Biden as the winner, despite the Electoral College’s votes.
What Are the Chances of the Lawsuit Succeeding?
Law professor Edward Foley has stated that the GOP’s lawsuit against the vice president has little to no chance of making a difference. According to Foley, Pence does not have “sole authority” to not count states’ electoral votes. The law professor also stated that assertions to the contrary are “inconsistent” with comprehension of the U.S. Constitution.
This election was STOLEN from President @realDonaldTrump!
Text FRAUD to 88022 pic.twitter.com/EO8pWBPbBJ
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) December 26, 2020
Additional remarks from Foley seem to indicate that the lawsuit may face rejection on standing altogether. The law professor explained that “merits” of the case may not even come up since plaintiffs apparently lack the “standing” to make this claim.
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