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But on Thursday, with Texas-based U.S. District Judge Jeremy Kernodle briefed about Trump’s appointment, Pence said he was not a proper defendant for the suit.
A lawyer for Justice wrote in the filed, “to establish that the conscience filed by the Vice President against the Vice President is a pedestrian legal contradiction”.
Typically, the role of the Vice President presiding over the January 6 meeting is a largely formal one governed by an 1887 federal law, known as the Electoral Counting Act.
But the Republican lawsuit seeks to invalidate the law as an unconstitutional constraint on the Vice President’s right to choose between competing claims of victory when the state’s election result is disputed.
Republicans in several major battlegrounds disputed Biden’s victory and offered an alternative “slate” for counting Trump voters on Jan. 6, but experts say these efforts bear no legal weight.
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