Fact Check: Does the Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors?

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Updated: January 06, 2021 05:46 AM
Created: January 05, 2021 04:23 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — News10NBC has a fact check as the vote on this year's electoral votes approaches about a tweet that President Trump sent out earlier Tuesday.

The president said, "The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors."

The constitution doesn't actually give Vice President Mike Pence the power to do that.

The 12th Amendment states that Pence, as the president of the Senate, is responsible for opening all the certificates and having the votes counted in front of both houses of Congress.

Members of Congress can object to a state's results, as many say they plan to do.

A decision will then be made by a vote decided by a simple majority.


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