Vice President Pence Sued by GOP Lawmakers In Effort to Overturn Electoral College Count

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert is leading a group of House Republicans who are suing Vice President Mike Pence in an effort to prevent him from confirming the Electoral College count on January 6.

Vice President Pence Sued by GOP Lawmakers In Effort to Overturn Electoral College Count

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert is leading a group of House Republicans who are suing Vice President Mike Pence in an effort to prevent him from confirming the Electoral College count on January 6.

Pence will preside over a January 6th congressional meeting where the votes cast by the Electoral College will be counted as outlined in the 1887 Electoral Count Act.

The lawsuit, which includes almost a dozen plaintiffs, claims that any action put forward by congress resulting in Biden being declared the winner of the election will be fraudulent.

This civil action seeks an expedited declaratory judgment finding that the elector dispute resolution provisions in Section 15 of the Electoral Count Act, 3 U.S.C. §§ 5 and 15, are unconstitutional because these provisions violate the Electors Clause and the Twelfth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution,” the suit reads, according to ABC affiliate KLTV in Texas.

Some legal experts believe the lawsuit has little chance of producing tangible results, even if Pence were to disregard the current tally of the Electoral College vote.

The idea that the Vice President has sole authority to determine whether or not to count electoral votes submitted by a state, or which of competing submissions to count, is inconsistent with a proper understanding of the Constitution,” Edward Foley, who teaches law at the Ohio State University, told The Hill.

Plaintiffs in the suit include Louie Gohmert, Tyler Bowyer, Nancy Cottle, Jake Hoffman, Anthony Kern, James R. Lamon, Sam Moorhead, Robert Montgomery, Lorain Pellegrino, Greg Safsten, Kelli Ward and Michael Ward.

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