Gohmert v Pence: The 12th Amendment: Update

Judge throws out Gohmert suit aimed at empowering Pence to overturn 2020 election results

The judge said Gohmert’s argument relied on entirely speculative circumstances.



01/01/2021 09:02 PM EST

“A federal judge has tossed out a GOP-led lawsuit aimed at empowering Vice President Mike Pence to unilaterally overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, contending that the plaintiffs — Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and 11 Arizona Republicans who would have been electors for Donald Trump — lacked standing to sue.”

“U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Kernodle, a Trump appointee based in Tyler, Texas, said the suit, which was filed against Pence, couldn’t be brought by an individual member of Congress, since it alleged an injury that would apply to the entire House and Senate….”

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