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‘Come through Mike’: Trump pressures VP to intervene in election – Sydney Morning Herald

“I hope that our great Vice-President comes through for us … Of course, if he doesn’t come through, I won’t like him quite as much.”



As Vice-President, Pence is responsible under the US constitution for opening and tallying the election results from all 50 states when Congress meets on Thursday (AEDT). His role is essentially ceremonial and he does not have the power to reject the results from particular states.
“Watch what’s going to be revealed,” Trump said in his 90-minute speech. “You watch.”
Referring to the prospect of remaining in the White House until 2024, he said: “I think we’re going to do it – I really believe it.”

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