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Louie Gohmert’s laughable lawsuit can’t save Trump

Louie Gohmert’s laughable lawsuit can’t save Trump
As Jan. 6, the date when Congress certifies the Electoral College vote, approaches, President Trump and a few die-hard Congressional loyalists are choosing a scorched-earth policy to maintain presidential power and overturn our democracy.

Gohmert’s complaint asks a federal court to instruct Vice President Mike Pence, as president of the Senate, to exercise what the suit calls his “sole” and “exclusive” authority to choose which electors to count on Jan.“The President of the Senate shall.” Nothing about the president of the Senate having exclusive authority either to count the votes or to determine which votes shall be counted if there are competing slates.If the Founders had wanted the Senate president to do more than open the certificates, all the Founders had to do was to say so.

shall be counted.open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted.

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