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Amistad Project Sues Mike Pence and Battleground States


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This is an interesting case making its way to the Supreme Court.

The Amistad Project has filed a lawsuit against Vice President Mike Pence that demands him to reject unconstitutional Electoral College votes from Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Arizona.

Normally getting sued is a bad thing, right?

In this case, it’s a positive move on the behalf of the Amistad project.

Ultimately, Amistad’s suit will prevent Pence from counting all the Electoral votes from States that violated the Constitution.

https://twitter.com/Raiklin/status/1342082308103401473

 

The Epoch Times covered the very detailed story and shared these details:

Given this constitutional crisis, on Dec. 22, lawyers for the Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society brought a lawsuit in the federal district court for the D.C. Circuit, making the case that the Electors Clause of the Constitution grants each state’s legislature the “exclusive and non-delegable” power and duty to determine the manner of selecting the state’s presidential electors.

That is, federal and state statutes relating to the Electoral College have shifted the power to decide the “manner” of choosing a state’s presidential electors from the legislative branch of the state’s government to the executive branch (i.e., the governors) and even un-elected administrative officials (e.g., the Secretary of State).

In short, not only have these federal and state statutory laws not faithfully implemented the Constitution’s vesting of the state legislatures with exclusive authority to decide the manner of choosing electors, they have instead, and contrary to the Constitution, vested the states’ executive branches with such authority, to the exclusion of the state legislatures.

Trump recently retweeted a tweet that talked about the  “Pence Card” which was the theory that Pence needed to send in demand letters to contested states by December 24th.

The problem is that Pence never acted.

https://twitter.com/Raiklin/status/1341520753984942081

https://twitter.com/Raiklin/status/1341956195914051587

DJHJ Media covered the story too:

President Trump retweeted a copy of a Memo, starting online conversations between people outlining authorities and powers that Vice President Mike Pence could have used by Midnight Wednesday night to stop the certification of electors in troubled states where there was suspected voter fraud, and it appears that Pence chose to ignore those powers, which, according to some posters result in him being named in a lawsuit by the Amistad Project.

Vice President Michael Richard Pence is a Defendant sued in his official capacity as President of the United States Senate. As such, Pence is identified as having legal obligations under the Constitution and federal law regarding opening and counting the ballots of Presidential electors for President and Vice President.

If you want a better break down of the very complex case of the Amistad Project, check out Daniel Lee’s commentary:



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