Vice President Mike Pence welcomed the decision by a group of senators, led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), to challenge the scheduled nomination of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as the winner of the election held on Nov. 3.
“The vice president welcomes the efforts of members of the House and Senate to use the authority they have under the law to raise objections and bring forward evidence before the Congress and the American people,” Pence’s chief of staff Marc Short said, according to Axios on Jan. 3.
Adding that Pence “shares the concerns of millions of Americans about voter fraud and irregularities.”
As part of their strategy, the senators are requesting that Congress appoint a commission to conduct an emergency audit within the 10-day limit, to investigate election results in states sued for fraud.
Along with the 11 senators, another 140 representatives will defend electoral transparency in the face of the mountain of evidence collected by the Trump campaign’s legal team, and presented in court.
Nearly 60 lawsuits were dismissed due to formalities, without being thoroughly reviewed, generating surprise and unease among Americans, who still trust that their willingness to re-elect President Donald Trump will be respected.
After exhausting these judicial options, President Trump and his legal team continue to use the resources allowed by the Constitution and the laws to guarantee citizens a dignified electoral process.
The Election Count Act of 1876 allows members of Congress to object to the state-appointed candidate during the joint session on Jan. 6.
Thereafter, the Republican majority delegations in the Senate and the House can ensure President Trump’s re-election, as each state is entitled to only one vote, regardless of size or population.
Now all eyes and many hopes are on Pence, who will preside over the Jan. 6 session as Senate president and has the authority to delay the presidential inauguration, according to Peter Navarro, director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy.
Navarro referred to the 10-day audit of the election results, requested by the congressmen.
“And Vice President Pence, he has the authority to give that 10-day window to do what needs to get done. And I cannot imagine, when he goes through the facts, he won’t vote the right way on that,” said Navarro in an interview with Jeanine Pirro of Fox News.
Moreover, Navarro pointed out that the date of Jan. 20, set in the Constitution for the inauguration of the president, could be deferred by Pence.
“Well it can be changed, actually. We can go past that date … we can go past that date if we need to,” insisted Navarro.