Last Updated on December 23, 2020
The hashtag #PenceCard is currently the number one trend on Twitter the day after National File published a White House memo outlining Vice President Mike Pence’s legal requirement to deny Electoral College certificates from the six battleground states with credible allegations of widespread voter fraud on December 23.
#PenceCard began trending on Wednesday after National File published a White House memo outlining Pence’s legal requirement to notify battleground states that they have until January 6 to send a legal Electoral College certificate.
#PenceCard is TRENDING!!
YOU did this PATRIOTS!!
— Pouissant (@Pouissant1) December 23, 2020
If Pence follows the law and denies Electoral College slates from Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, Michigan, and Wisconsin before midnight tonight, then the states will have until January 6 to either assign their Electoral College slates in their respective legislatures, or hold and certify a new election.
States that do not comply will not have their Electoral Votes counted, and President Donald Trump’s electoral win will likely be attained by his 232 electors to Joe Biden’s 227.
The drafters of this White House memo believe that the federal check to the states’ elections resides with Vice President Mike Pence in his role as President of the Senate. Additionally, Pence has the sole power determine whether to reject impermissible states of electors. However, Pence is legally required to do this on the fourth Wednesday in December, which this year falls on December 23.
National File’s sources in the White House indicated that the memo was requested by those in the President’s circle who are most keen to see the 2020 election, and the ensuing fallout, administered in as transparent of a manner as possible. They also indicate that the push to find a path to verify the 2020 election’s integrity is not coming solely from the White House, but also comes from across numerous agencies in the administration.
This memo will likely interfere with Pence’s travel plans, as the vice president recently announced his intention to travel to Israel for two weeks after January 6, when he will preside over a joint session of Congress, according to the Times of Israel.