President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Jan. 6, urged Vice President Mike Pence to be courageous and send the electoral results back to the battleground states, arguing they want to correct their votes now because of election fraud.

“States want to correct their votes, which they now know were based on irregularities and fraud, plus corrupt process never received legislative approval,” the president tweeted.

“All Mike Pence has to do is send them back to the States, AND WE WIN. Do it Mike, this is a time for extreme courage!” he sent a message to Pence, who is preparing to preside over the congressional tally of Electoral College votes later on Wednesday.

As the president of the Senate, Pence will read the electoral votes for all 50 states at the Congress joint session where Republicans in several battleground states are expected to object to the Electoral College vote count for Democrat Joe Biden. Republican electors in seven states cast alternative slates of votes for President Trump while Democrat electors in the same states cast votes for Biden, and Pence has the authority to decide which slate of electors will be counted.

During a rally in Georgia on Monday, President Trump said that he hopes Pence will “come through for us” when the two chambers of Congress meets on Jan. 6. 

“I hope Mike Pence comes through for us. I hope our great vice president comes through for us. He’s a great guy. Of course, if he doesn’t come through, I won’t like him very much,” President Trump said at the rally to campaign for Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who were seeking re-election in their Senate runoffs.

The president repeated it in a Wednesday tweet, “If Vice President @Mike_Pence comes through for us, we will win the Presidency. Many States want to decertify the mistake they made in certifying incorrect & even fraudulent numbers in a process NOT approved by their State Legislatures (which it must be). Mike can send it back!”

Nearly 120 legislators have requested Pence postpone the counting of electoral votes for 10 days to thoroughly investigate the accumulated evidence of election fraud.

In another tweet on Wednesday, President Trump claimed that some disputed states “want to redo their votes” that “they found out they voted on a FRAUD,” so “Let them do it.”

Speaking to the crowd of rallygoers in Georgia on Monday, Pence said he shared the concerns of millions of Americans about voting irregularities.

“I promise you, come this Wednesday, we’ll have our day in Congress. We’ll hear the objections. We’ll hear the evidence,” Pence said.

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