U.S. judge dismisses Pence case trying to reverse electoral results

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Lawsuit seeking to authorize vice president to withhold votes from Electoral College is latest to be dismissed in a long line of cases

A U.S. judge rejected a complaint by a Republican congressman seeking to allow Vice President Mike Pence to deny Joe Biden’s Electoral College votes when Congress convenes Wednesday to certify his victory over President Donald Trump. Jeremy Kernodle, one of Trump’s own federal appointees, dismissed the latest effort by Trump’s Republican supporters to reverse the November election results He ruled that Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert and a number of Republican voters in Arizona refused to show that they sustained personal injuries traceable to the supposedly unconstitutional actions of Pence and thus lacked standing to sue. Facts will not fix the issue: Experts on Combating America’s Misinformation CrisisContinue Reading Standing “helps enforce the limited role of the federal courts in our constitutional system. The problem for plaintiffs here is that they lack standing, ”

A Pence spokesperson refused to comment, saying they would appeal to Gohmert and his co-plaintiffs.

“an example of when the institutions that our Constitution created to resolve disputes, so you don’t have to have riots and violence in the streets, it’s when they go wrong. “an example of when the institutions created by our Constitution to resolve disputes, so you don’t have to have riots and violence in the streets, it’s when they go wrong. ” he said, without proof. ” he said, without proof. Trump has refused to admit defeat and has consistently wrongly argued that systemic fraud tainted the election. He and his allies have lost scores of court cases aimed at undoing the election results. Biden defeated Trump in the Electoral College by a 306-32 margin and is expected to be sworn in on Jan. 20. Under the Electoral College system, electoral votes are assigned to states and the District.

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