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Pence Disagreed With Gohmert on Electoral College Before Lawsuit

  • Gohmert sued seeking to overturn presidential election results
  • Vice president oversees acceptance of Electoral College votes
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Highlights From the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

Before Vice President Mike Pence was sued by a Republican congressman from Texas in a Hail Mary attempt to reverse the November election, their lawyers held a private meeting in which they disagreed about how the Electoral College vote is formally accepted.

Representative Louie Gohmert, who claims Pence has the power to hand President Donald Trump a second term by rejecting Democratic electors from swing states, described the failed talks in a Tuesday filing in federal court in Tyler, Texas. Gohmert is seeking a court order requiring the Office of the Counsel for the Vice President and the U.S. Justice Department to respond to the lawsuit by Wednesday evening.