Lawsuit seeks authority for Pence to decide which electors are valid

Seeks immediate decision on whether Electoral Count Act unconstitutional

Bob UnruhBy Bob Unruh
Published December 28, 2020 at 2:22pm

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 (RNC video screenshot)

A lawsuit has been filed seeking authority for Vice President Mike Pence, when Congress counts the Electoral College votes for president on January 6, to decide which slates of electors from contested states are valid.

The case was filed in U.S. District Court in Texas by a team lead by U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas.

It seeks a declaratory judgment “finding that the elector dispute resolution provisions in Section 15 of the Electoral Count Act … are unconstitutional because these provisions violate the Electors Clause and the Twelfth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.”



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