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1/6/2021, 7:03 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Pence: I don't have authority to determine electoral votes

United States Vice President Mike Pence refused on Wednesday US President Donald Trump's appeal to overturn the Electoral College's votes, claiming that the vice president doesn't have the authority to determine the electoral votes.

In a statement issued minutes before the joint session of Congress, Pence noted that the 2020 presidential election might be considered "controversial," but underlined that no vice president in the history of the US tried to single-handedly "decide a presidential contest."

"It is my considered judgment that my oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not," his statement read.

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