Saturday, January 2, 2021

As Judge Dismisses 2020 Election Lawsuit, It All Comes Down to Congressional Republicans on January 6

Well, the lawsuit Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) filed against Vice President Mike Pence is over. A judge dismissed it today. It was one of the many legal avenues Republicans have used to challenge the results of the 2020 election. The lawsuit pretty much was filed in the hopes of repealing the 1877 Electoral Count Act. The hail Mary result here was that it could give Pence the authority to pick the electors (via WaPo):

A federal judge in Texas has dismissed a long-shot lawsuit by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) that sought to overturn the presidential election, saying neither the congressman nor his allies have legal standing to pursue the case.

The judge’s Friday night ruling tosses out what many election law experts considered a far-fetched theory to challenge the formal mechanism by which President-elect Joe Biden will be affirmed as the winner of the race for president.

Federal Judge Dismisses Rep. Gohmert’s Election Lawsuit Against VP Mike Pence — Gohmert Says Dismissal Will Be Appealed (VIDEO)

Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit

Rep. Louie Gohmert has filed a new document in the lawsuit brought on by him and other Republicans to stop the Democrats from stealing the 2020 election.

The new filing argues that Vice President Mike Pence has the authority to count Republican electors in contested states, or ignore the electors from those states altogether.

The filing asked that the court displace Congress’s longstanding role in counting the votes of the Electoral College in Presidential elections, which would bring a “peaceful conclusion” to the presidential election process.

On New Year’s Day Judge Jeremy Kernodle ruled that Republican lawmakers, led by Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas, lacked the proper standing to sue Mr. Pence in the matter.

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