WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is turning up the pressure on his vice president in a futile effort to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election in Congress. Vice President Mike Pence will preside Wednesday over a joint session of lawmakers for the congressional tallying of electoral votes, but his role is only ministerial. Taking to Twitter, Trump repeated his unfounded assertions that there was widespread election fraud — which have been dismissed by federal courts and his own Justice Department. Trump wrote that “all Mike Pence has to do is send them back to the States, AND WE WIN.” Pence has no such unilateral power under congressional rules that govern the count.
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