January 6, 2021 9:33 am
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‘Do it Mike’: Trump continues to pressure Pence to overturn election results

Vice President Mike Pence will preside over a joint session of Congress starting Wednesday at noon.

His role is to open the certificates of the electoral votes from each state and present them to the appointed “tellers” from the House and Senate in alphabetical order. After all electoral votes are counted, Pence will announce the presidential winner.

President Donald Trump has put pressure on Pence to overturn the election results in his favor. Tuesday night, Trump said that he and Pence “are in total agreement that the Vice President has the power to act.”

This statement came after The New York Times reported that Pence told Trump he had no power to block the certification of the election results on Wednesday.

Trump released a statement Tuesday night saying it was “fake news.”

“The New York Times report regarding comments Vice President Pence supposedly made to me today is fake news. He never said that. The Vice President and I are in total agreement that the Vice President has the power to act.”

“If Vice President Mike Pence comes through for us, we will win the Presidency,” Trump said Tuesday night on Twitter.

“He can decertify the results or send them back to the states for change and certification,” Trump said. “He can also decertify the illegal and corrupt results and send them to the House of Representatives for the one vote for one state tabulation.”

At an election eve rally in Georgia Monday night, Trump spoke to a crowd of supporters, “I hope Mike Pence comes through for us, I have to tell you.”

“I hope that our great vice president – our great vice president, comes through for us. He’s a great guy. Of course, if he doesn’t come through, I won’t like him as much,” he continued.

According to the Associated Press, Pence does not have the power under congressional or constitutional rules to govern the count.

However, more than 100 House Republicans and a dozen Senate Republicans, including Sen. Josh Hawley, have said they will support Trump and challenge the electoral votes in battleground states.

Trump is expected to speak in D.C. at 11 a.m. EST at the “Save America March.”

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