A statement from Vice President Mike Pence, only seconds before the counting of Electoral Votes began, announced that he will cede his Constitutional power and allow Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to take the White House despite a myriad of credible accusations of widespread voter fraud.
“After an election with significant allegations of voting irregularities and numerous instances of officials setting aside state election law, I share the concerns of millions of Americans about the integrity of the election,” wrote Pence.
Nonetheless, Pence said that he will not discard these questionable and likely illegal Electoral College votes.
“It is my considered judgment that my oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not.”
Instead, Pence will send the decision back to the House of Representatives and Senate. Both Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, and Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, have indicated that they will instruct their parties to disgregard all accusations of widespread voter fraud, despite their credibility.
Pence has been under repeated pressure from President Donald Trump to exercise what multiple legal scholars call his Constitutional obligation to ensure the 2020 presidential election was fair and free of fraud.
President Trump repeatedly asserted Pence’s ability to unilaterally throw out unconstitutional delegates. Pence reportedly agreed with President Trump as recently as last night.
It appears this may be Mike Pence’s ultimate betrayal of President Trump.
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 6, 2021
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