There are but a few very narrow paths remaining by which President Trump could remain in the White House for four more years.
There’s the litigious path, in which the President’s lawyers somehow convince a vast number of judges to overturn the election in a matter of 3 weeks. On the other end of the spectrum there’s the dictatorship path, in which Trump recruits some paramilitary force to keep the White House by force, (which seems highly unlikely and completely un-American).
Right smack dab in the middle, however, is the political path, in which Trump and his allies convince enough of our elected officials of alleged wrongdoing in the 2020 election to make a stand via the government.
A recent lawsuit brought by a number of congressional Republicans now seeks to see if they can’t muster the public support of one of the most powerful men in the country: Vice President Mike Pence.
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Rep. Louie Gohmert became the latest Republican to file a long-shot lawsuit attempting to reverse President-elect Joe Biden’s victory — this time by suing Vice President Mike Pence.
The last-ditch legal effort, filed Sunday, came from Gohmert, an eight-term congressman from Texas, along with 11 Arizona residents who had been nominated by that state’s Republican Party to serve as electors.
It comes over a week before Pence is scheduled to preside over a joint session of Congress where the Electoral College votes for Biden and President Donald Trump will be tallied up.
The move would be an unprecedented one.
The suit asks federal Judge Jeremy Kernodle, a Trump appointee in eastern Texas, to declare that Pence has the “exclusive authority and sole discretion” to decide which electoral votes from a given state should be counted.
Pence hasn’t been nearly as vocal about the 2020 election as many within the MAGA wing of the Republican Party would like, which has imbued this lawsuit with a sense of gravity that goes beyond the letter of the law.
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