A group of Republicans have come up with a shocking plan to help President Trump.
They are going to extreme measures.
Mike Pence got hit with a huge lawsuit that could upend the presidential election.
Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert is heading up a huge legal challenge to the 2020 election results.
He and a group of Republicans are suing Vice President Mike Pence and are asking a Texas judge to grant Pence authority to say which electors are eligible to vote in the Electoral College for President of the United States.
The lawsuit is arguing that the Electoral Count Act of 1887 violates the 12th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and that if competing electors submit votes to the Electoral College then Pence can decide which vote is valid.
“[P]rovisions of Section 15 of the Electoral Count Act are unconstitutional insofar as they establish procedures for determining which of two or more competing slates of Presidential Electors for a given State are to be counted in the Electoral College, or how objections to a proffered slate are adjudicated, that violate the Twelfth Amendment,” the lawsuit states.
“This violation occurs because the Electoral Count Act directs the Defendant, Vice President Michael R. Pence, in his capacity as President of the Senate and Presiding Officer over the January 6, 2021 Joint Session of Congress: (1) to count the electoral votes for a State that have been appointed in violation of the Electors Clause; (2) limits or eliminates his exclusive authority and sole discretion under the Twelfth Amendment to determine which slates of electors for a State, or neither, may be counted; and (3) replaces the Twelfth Amendment’s dispute resolution procedure – under which the House of Representatives has sole authority to choose the President,” the filing continues.
The lawsuit is asking the court to declare the Electoral Counting Act unconstitutional and is requesting an injunction blocking Pence from acting according to it.
However, the courts have been unwilling to hear cases regarding the legality of the election or investigate legitimate concerns about voter fraud. Legal experts says that there’s little chance this case will succeed.
“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,” Ohio State University law professor Edward Foley said, according to The Hill.
The Supreme Court has already rejected to hear several cases concerning the presidential election including a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas and supported by eighteen other states that sought to overturn the results of the presidential election in four states.
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