Something Rarely Acknowledged

Pence did exactly the right thing

The role of the VP in a contested election is administrative. He opens the ballots and counts them. There is nothing in the 12th Amendment or the Electoral Count Act of 1887 that suggests the VP has the power to personally reject the ballots at his discretion. That is simply false

The ECA was passed in response to the contested election of 1876. A commission was formed to address the problems and produced the ECA. It addresses the question of what happens when there are contested electors

On January 6th 2021, there were competing electors from several states. We will never know what might have happened if the riots had not intervened. That is a fact that is almost never addressed

As it turned out, Pence was removed to safety and the possibility of dealing with the competing electors was lost in the chaos. That is the job of Congress. It is not Pence’s fault

It needs to be noted that any contested ballots that resulted in a deadlock in Congress would then be sent back to the individual states, even if the Congress voted to overturn the certification.

The ballots were certified first at the state level. They would have to be decertified at the state level as well. That is both a political and a legal process.

This would have continued throughout the year.

We will never know what would have happened. But blaming Pence for any of this and making unfounded accusations against him is dishonorable.

The Democrats were the culprits here, with the nevertrump coward helpers – at the state level.

Great work is being done to address that. Leftist corruption has been broken and legislation is being passed to destroy Democrat corruption at its root.

That is something else that is rarely acknowledged.