Desperate Trump supporters who cannot fathom the idea of President-elect Joe Biden being sworn into office on January 20 have filed a lawsuit against a most unlikely target: Vice President Mike Pence.
Democratic election attorney Marc Elias ran across the filing, which was made by the conservative Thomas More Society. It specifically targets Pence and the entire Electoral College in a last-ditch effort to have the 2020 election ruled invalid by a federal court.
Naming Pence as the defendant, the suit claims the VP should not be allowed to count the electoral votes on January 6 because state legislatures have not “affirmatively voted to certify the Presidential electors,” which is false. The electors have met and Biden received 306 votes to Trump’s 232.
The lawsuit also contains this paragraph:
“The Vice President and U.S. Congress act unconstitutionally in this election and future elections when they count votes of Presidential electors where the respective state legislature has not affirmatively voted in favor of post-election certification.”
Elias commented on the lawsuit via Twitter, and said he was stunned by just how little sense it makes:
🚨NEW: Conservative groups sue VP Pence, the US Senate and House, a bunch of governors and legislators and, wait for it….THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE.
I can’t even describe it. It’s really dumb.
Trump and his allies remain 1-59 in post election litigation.https://t.co/0xslmyngGY
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) December 23, 2020
Others also made fun of the filing from the Thomas More Society and the desperation of those who support the failed one-term president Trump:
I now have a headache after trying to read this. Seriously, it just gets more ridiculous every day.
— January20 (@omg_its_Lin) December 23, 2020
@marceelias What? They left the Founders off the suit?? I’m guessing that will be the next one after this one. (Hang in there Marc! And thank you for all the work you have been doing to fight these ridiculous drama suits.)
— The Fuzzy Lobster (@TheFuzzyLobster) December 23, 2020
Mike Dunforth wrote a recap. As usual with Mike, mild profanity included, be warned.https://t.co/yHDTYfge5g
— Doggo (@AlGoodNameRGon) December 23, 2020
This is based on crazy-speak on NewsMax, etc. They have been preaching about Zuckerberg’s $400 million being used nefariously to influence the election. It’s all his fault Trump lost, liberal California bought the election so the story goes.
— Susan Browder (@BrowderSusan) December 23, 2020
Here’s a thought for the people who can’t accept that Trump lost and Biden is the next president: Go to the nearest airport. There are flights leaving for various international destinations each and every hour.
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