Pence and the Justice Department had requested the judge dismiss the lawsuit.
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A litigation was put forward by Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas and other Republican seeking to overturn the 2020 presidential election was dismissed by a federal magistrate on Friday. The lawsuit sought to give Pence the authority to accept or reject the election results of individual states when Congress satisfies next week to certify the Electoral College makes. The last-ditch exertion was unlikely to succeed. Pence and the Justice Department had asked the magistrate to reject the request. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
A lawsuit brought by Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas and other Republicans seeking to overturn the 2020 presidential election was dismissed by a federal judge on Friday.
Gohmert filed a lawsuit against Vice President Mike Pence, attempting to have him declare President Donald Trump as the win when Congress fulfils next week to certify the Electoral College results. The litigation argued Pence had the authority to choose which states’ electoral votes to count.
US District Judge Jeremy Kernodle said that Gohmert and the others absence standing to sue, dismissing the lawsuit.
Kernodle, a Trump-appointed judge, indicated by the plaintiffs did not suffer legally recognizable harm that could be traced to Pence, the defendant of the lawsuit. Gohmert’s lawyers said Friday night they will appeal the decision, The Washington Post reported.
President-elect Joe Biden won the election by receiving 306 electoral polls compared to Trump’s 232. The results have been attested in every country, and presidential electors cast their votes last month.
On January 6, Pence will oversee a joint discussion of Congress to formally certify the research results. The occurrence is typically a procedural one, confirming the win that voters and the Electoral College have already chosen.
The lawsuit, which was filed by Gohmert and Trump supporters from Arizona, sought to give Pence the ability to reject individual commonwealth makes, theoretically affording him the ability to reject states won by Biden and award Trump a second term, despite the will of the voters.
The last-ditch effort was unlikely to succeed. Earlier this week, Pence and the Justice Department said the lawsuit was misdirected and issued a request on Thursday asking the magistrate to reject the case.
In response, Gohmert said the vice president is not just “the exalted envelope-opener in chief” and maintained the lawsuit was rightfully guided at Pence.
He also mentioned the 140 House Republican who reportedly plan to vote against the certification of the Electoral College vote during the course of its joint conference next week, though doing so would not prevent the confirmation of Biden’s win.
The session on Wednesday is likely to be contentious due to the planned objections. Trump is also encouraging advocates to demonstrate in DC on that day, tweeting about a “BIG Protest rally” on January 6.
The lawsuit was the most recent in a string of legal defeats for Trump allies. Since the election, the Trump campaign and some of the president’s advocates have mounted dozens of legal challenges, winning zero out of at least 40 lawsuits.
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