Source: Joe Hoft
President Trump released a statement pointing out that recent events show Pence had every right to not certify the 2020 Election results on January 6, 2021.
President Trump released a statement today indicating that there is now proof that the Constitution allowed for his former Vice President Mike Pence to not certify the corrupted 2020 Election results on January 6, 2021.
NBC news reported on January 5, 2021:
President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday that Vice President Mike Pence could single-handedly reject certain electors during Congress’ Electoral College certification process, turning up the pressure on him to help overturn the results of the election.
“The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors,” Trump tweeted…
…This is false.
Pence, in his role as president of the Senate, is scheduled to preside over Congress’ certification of the results Wednesday, as detailed by the 12th Amendment. But he can’t intervene in the process.
The law governing the certification process, the Electoral Count Act of 1887, specifically limits the power of the president of the Senate precisely because a president of the Senate had intervened in the count previously. In 1857, after James Buchanan’s win, the Senate president overruled an objection against Wisconsin electors who had been delayed in their certification process by a snowstorm in 1856.
“One of the points of the Electoral Count Act is to constrain the vice president given this earlier episode and make it clear that he’s a presider, not a decider,” said former Federal Election Commission Chairman Trevor Potter, president of the Campaign Legal Center.
However, President Trump points out that Pence did have the right and even duty to not accept the fraudulent results in the 2020 Election. The evidence is that the current Senate is trying to pass legislation that would prevent a Vice President from doing this in the future.