Judge Tosses GOP Lawsuit Against Pence to Keep Trump in Office

"President Trump Departs for Florida" (Public Domain) by The White House

Many Republicans are working mightily to push back against what they perceive as an unfair 2020 presidential election.
GOP members and supporters of President Trump have held multiple Stop the Steal rallies in Washington D.C. and other parts of the nation. Likewise, conservatives and Trump loyalists are vowing to push back against the congressional certification process of Joe Biden’s electoral votes on January 6.

“President Trump Departs for Florida” (Public Domain) by The White House

At least 29 Republicans in the House of Representatives and one GOP Senate member pledged to vote against this process. Towards the end of 2020, some GOP lawmakers actually filed suit against Vice President Mike Pence for the purposes of keeping President Trump in office for another term.
According to Newsmax, the lawsuit was tossed on Friday.

Why the Lawsuit Against Pence, Electoral Vote Count Ultimately Failed

Joined by other GOP members, Rep. Louie Gohmert sued Pence for the purpose of stating that any declaration of Biden as the 2020 winner would be invalid. Gohmert and those who joined him also argued that Pence has the unilateral power to simply override the electoral votes of different states and thereby hand Trump another White House term.
However, the new year kicked off with a judge seeing Gohmert’s claims that Pence can “conduct [oversight of congressional vote certification] as he sees fit” very differently. This isn’t the extent of Gohmert’s claims either; he also went on to allege that Pence is legally able to “ignore all electors” from any given state.

The legal system saw matters very differently and therefore ruled accordingly. Even the Justice Department intervened and urged the judge reviewing Gohmert’s lawsuit to reject it. The judge ultimately followed the Justice Department’s advice, hence delivering another blow to the pushback against 2020 election results.

Reaction from President Trump

According to multiple reports, the president is not pleased with the dismissal of the aforementioned lawsuit. Likewise, Trump also reportedly phoned the vice president; during this conversation, Trump admitted feeling shocked regarding news about the Department of Justice’s involvement in this matter.

While the lawsuit failed, January 6 is still bound to be a big day in American politics. Multiple congressional Republicans are still standing by their plans to resist the process; moreover, Trump supporters will arrive in Washington D.C. on Wednesday to hold a demonstration of protest against the vote certification proceedings.
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