WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Republican lawmakers have filed a lawsuit towards Vice President Mike Pence to guarantee he’ll decide which electoral votes will likely be counted when Congress meets in a joint session on January 6 to validate the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election, the grievance revealed on Monday.
“Accordingly, Plaintiffs respectfully request this Court to issue a declaratory judgment finding that… Vice-President Pence, in his capacity as President of Senate and Presiding Officer of the January 6, 2021 Joint Session of Congress under the Twelfth Amendment… may exercise the exclusive authority and sole discretion in determining which electoral votes to count for a given State,” the grievance stated.
The lawsuit provides that Pence should ignore provisions of the Electoral Court Act that will restrict his unique authority to decide the Electoral College tally.
The lawmakers within the lawsuit need Pence to disregard the official Electoral College votes solid in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, and to depend on the alternate Electoral College votes submitted by Republicans. The grievance claims that there’s proof of large election and voter fraud in addition to acts of impropriety dedicated to profit President-elect Joe Biden.
Republican electors in Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan despatched their votes to incumbent President Donald Trump in a problem to Biden’s win in these battleground states.