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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 04:45 PM

23. Pence doesn't win any medals in this, either, for not refusing to certify the results.

(From "I Alone Can Fix It," by Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker)

He was totally open to the suggestion, but didn't see a legal way, even exploring whether any defensible option existed. He met with people to hash over the extensive legal research they had conducted into his constitutional powers and historical precedent. "Pence also consulted his outside counsel and huddled with the Senate parliamentarian to understand his obligations. Pence even called Lindsey Graham, just in case the senator saw any workaround.

"No," Graham said.

"Really?" Pence asked.

"I'd tell you if I could, but I don't. I've had my people look at it," Graham replied. "Mike, I'm no constitutional lawyer, but common sense tells you you can't do this."

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