Former Vice President Mike Pence recently made a shocking admission in an interview, suggesting that he could have rejected elector slates from certain states and let the House of Representatives decide their fate after the 2020 election. This revelation directly contradicts Pence’s previous claims that he had no constitutional right or authority to make any decisions regarding state elector slates. It’s clear that Pence is trying to rewrite history and cover up his inaction during the certification process.
This admission also highlights the desperate attempts by the Democrat-led Congress in 2022 to reform the Electoral Count Act of 1887. The fact that they felt the need to clarify the role of the vice president in future congressional certifications indicates that vice presidents had the power to decide the fate of disputed elector slates. It’s a clear admission that Pence could have done more to address the concerns and allegations of election fraud.
In his interview, Pence even confessed that former President Donald Trump and his “gaggle of crackpot lawyers” asked him to reject votes and essentially overturn the election. This is a shocking revelation that exposes the lengths Trump was willing to go to challenge the results of the 2020 election. It’s disheartening to see a former vice president openly admit that he was put in such a compromising position by his own party.
The recent criminal indictment against Trump has also brought attention to his efforts to convince Pence to reject certain elector slates. It’s evident that Trump was determined to challenge the reported results of the election and was willing to pressure Pence to take a bold, and potentially unconstitutional, step. This indictment serves as a reminder of the chaos and division that surrounded the aftermath of the 2020 election.
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Pence just admitted he did have the authority to turn the election over to the House under the Constitution
That means that efforts to prepare for that could not have been an illegal conspiracy pic.twitter.com/0hHRHLQdq6
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 7, 2023
It’s not surprising that Congress felt the need to revamp the law governing the certification process. The Electoral Count Reform Act of 2022 was passed to address the ambiguities in the outdated 1887 law. However, this reform seems more like a knee-jerk reaction to Trump’s challenges rather than a thoughtful examination of the flaws in the system. The changes made to the law only serve to further restrict the role of the vice president, ensuring that they have no real power in future certification processes.
It’s clear that Pence’s admission and the subsequent reforms to the Electoral Count Act are nothing more than attempts to rewrite history and obscure the truth. The American people deserve transparency and accountability, not political maneuvering. The events surrounding the 2020 election have exposed flaws in our system that need to be addressed, but the solutions should be based on facts and a true understanding of the constitutional powers at hand.