When January 6th rolls around, Vice President Mike Pence has a decision to make just like Jefferson had so many years ago. He can actually alter the course of this country.
As president of the Senate, Pence has the power to choose which electors he will accept in counting the electoral votes to decide who will be president for the next four years.
This puts Pence in a tenuous spot. If he chooses Trump electors, he will be reviled by the Democrats for the next four years or he can allow Biden to become the next president effectively killing any chance he has of becoming president someday himself. I don’t know if it means anything, but right after the vote. Pence will get on Air Force Two and go overseas for five days.
The following tweet is blocked by Twitter so I copied and pasted it instead:
Land of the [email protected]·Dec 28, 2020Who Counts the Votes of the Presidential Electors?Who Counts the Votes of the Presidential Electors?This may be the most important question in American history.macris.substack.comLand of the [email protected]“Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, among the most revered founding fathers of our country, only became President because he used his unilateral power as President of the Senate to open and count the presidential ballots in his own favor.”7:46 AM · Dec 28, 2020
Neonrevolt ends his piece on Pence’s opportunity with this:
You have a choice, Mr. Vice President. Either you will rise up with courage and become the hero who saved the Republic, or you will spend the rest of your days reviled in ignominy as your children, and your grandchildren, and their descendants end up as little more than chattel on the global plantation.I don’t think I’m exaggerating the stakes. Go with God, Mr. Vice President. Fight for the people on that day. Strike the giants, and cut off all their heads. If you can be entrusted with this immense and Constitutional power – to safeguard the Republic on that day when our enemies would snatch it away from us – we, the people, will know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we can trust you in 2024 and beyond.
It is not without precedent. In 1800, Jefferson was the vice president under John adams and as such was the president of the Senate.
Georgia had awarded Jefferson four electoral votes that were deemed improper, but when it came time to count the electoral votes, Jefferson awarded himself four votes and thus became president.
Had he not done that, no one would have won and all five candidates would have faced a vote by the House of Representatives to make the final decision.
But, there is a major difference. None of the losers in 1800 had the chief justice of the Supreme Court in their back pocket as the Democrats do.