Connect with us

Elections

‘Do it Mike’: Trump continues to pressure Pence to overturn election results

Published

on

Mike Pence West Point

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.”

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1346808075626426371?s=20

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.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1346698217304584192

“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.”

Continue Reading

Elections

There is ‘repeated evidence’ of non-citizens voting

Published

on

vote ny

There is “repeated evidence” of non-citizens voting, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) said during an appearance on Breitbart News Daily, discussing the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act.

“Let me just say this about the overall state of the election issue,” Roy began, explaining that “we’ve got repeated evidence of those who are here illegally — or, or whether they’re here legally — but non-citizens voting.”

“We’ve got studies demonstrating that. We’ve got evidence that it may have tipped the election for Al Franken and his election back in Minnesota. Objective studies have showed…Virginia tossing out 1,500 registered voters just last year. I can go through a laundry list. We’ve got local jurisdictions — Oakland, San Francisco, our nation’s capital in Washington, DC, and New York City — who are registering voters specifically for their state and local elections, but we know that they don’t work hard to make sure they’re not voting in federal elections,” he said, noting that “federal law prohibits [and] limits the ability of states to be able to check and ensure citizenship, so much so that the state of Arizona has to run two systems — one for their state local elections and one for their federal elections.”

“They’re literally bifurcated because they want to ensure citizenship for their state and local elections, but they’re not allowed to for federal elections. Therefore, we need to fix the problem,” he said.

Breitbart News adds:

Further, Roy said, because of the Motor Voter Act — the National Voter Registration Act — passed in the 1990s, the courts have interpreted federal laws to limit the state’s ability to “determine and collect the information necessary for determining and checking citizenship.”

Essentially, Roy said the U.S. has set up a system that requires federal agencies to push out the forms, encouraging individuals to register to vote. And while they ask one to identify if they are a citizen, and while federal law requires one to be a citizen to vote in federal elections, the congressman said there is nothing there to actually check citizenship.

The SAVE Act would help address these issues and correct what Roy described as the “glitch,” making it so every state would require anyone applying to register to vote to prove their citizenship.

“By doing that, though, it is correcting the glitch. It also goes through and it addresses some of the issues that have been complicated. There are states, for example, like North Dakota, which does not have voter registration at all, okay? So they can just show up to vote and don’t have registration…They have their own rules there about what you have to present in order just to vote. And that’s obviously a less populated state than, say, California or Texas or New York or Florida. But, so, we adapt and try to adjust to help with those kinds of situations. But, overall, the purpose of the bill is exactly as you just described, pretty simple,” Roy said. This is a bipartisan issue with massive support.

Continue Reading

Trending