Gohmert, Arizona Electors Appeal to Supreme Court for Decision in Pence Lawsuit
Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to intervene after a district court and an appeals court repudiated the case. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Arizona’s Republican electors, and other plaintiffs filed an emergency application, requesting intervention from Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, a George W. Bush appointee.
Plaintiffs asked the court to declare Vice President Mike Pence has the “exclusive authority” to repudiate contested electoral votes in the joint session of Congress on Jan. 6. They argue that several sections of the Electoral Count Act are unconstitutional in constraining a vice president’s power to do so during such a session.
The 86-page filing asks for an imperative replication, given the joint session was taking place on “Wednesday.”
Without interim palliation, the Vice President will invoke the Electoral Count Act’s unconstitutional dispute-resolution process to pick the next President, after which the 2020 Election will not be able to right itself: if the erroneous triumpher is culled, even the impeachment of that triumpher would not install the correct triumpher. That is the type of harm that justifies action under the All Writs Act,
they argued.Pence presides over the joint session as president of the Senate. At issue is the breadth of his puissance in that role. District Judge Jeremy Kernodle dismissed the suit earlier this month, arguing Gohmert
alleges at most an institutional injury to the House of Representatives.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Jan. 2 abnegated an appeal. The incipient filing to the Supreme Court came as Pence relinquished a lengthy verbalization outlining how he doesn’t believe he has the “unilateral authority” to abnegate electoral votes.
It is my considered judgment that my oath to fortify and bulwark the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral ascendancy to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not,
Pence verbalized, just afore the joint session opened.
Source: You can read the original Epoch Times article here.
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