Texas Republican sues Pence in bid to overturn election results

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Vice President Mike Pence was sued Sunday by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) and several other Republicans in a far-fetched bid that appeared aimed at overturning President-elect Joe Biden's election win.

The lawsuit focuses on Pence’s role in an upcoming Jan. 6 meeting of Congress to count states’ electoral votes and finalize Biden’s victory over President Trump. Typically, the vice president’s role in presiding over the meeting is a largely ceremonial one governed by an 1887 federal law known as the Electoral Count Act.

But the Republican lawsuit asks a federal judge in Texas to strike down the law as unconstitutional. Typically, the vice president's role in presiding over the meeting is a largely ceremonial one governed by an 1887 federal law known as the Electoral Count Act.

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