'He could have done it': Donald Trump still claims Mike Pence had the power to reject the 2020 election

'He could have done it': Donald Trump still claims Mike Pence had the power to reject the 2020 election
Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead.

Former President Donald Trump threw a fit on his failing fake Twitter app Truth Social on Thursday following the passage of the Presidential Election Reform Act in the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon.

Trump also repeated his debunked Big Lie that the 2020 election was "fraudulent" and "stolen" by President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party.

"The House just passed a Bill which prohibits the Vice President from doing what all the 'great' Democrat & RINO legal scholars said he couldn’t do, 'under any circumstances,' regarding sending election results back to State Legislatures. If the V.P. couldn’t do it, then why are they passing legislation saying he can’t do it. BECAUSE HE COULD HAVE DONE IT, and should have, based on large scale fraudulent election results," Trump truthed. "Would have been a different result. REPUBLICAN SENATORS SHOULD VOTE NO!"

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After he lost in a landslide to Biden, Trump and his allies in Congress incorrectly insisted that then-Vice President Mike Pence could reject Electoral College certifications from states that Trump baselessly claimed were "rigged" against him.

PERA seeks to prevent another lawless commander in chief from attempting a legislative coup through updates to the Electoral Count Act.

"The 38-page bill would make it clear that the vice president's role in counting votes is simply ministerial and raise the threshold for objecting to electors from one member of the House and the Senate to one-third of each chamber," NBC News noted on Tuesday. "It would require governors and states to send electors to Congress for candidates who won the election based on state law before Election Day, according to an official summary, meaning states couldn’t retroactively change their election rules after an election."

PERA's authors and bipartisan cosponsors Representatives Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) and Zoe Lofgren (D-California) – both of whom serve on the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th, 2021 Capitol insurrection – wrote in a Saturday opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal that "our proposal is intended to preserve the rule of law for all future presidential elections by ensuring that self-interested politicians cannot steal from the people the guarantee that our government derives its power from the consent of the governed."

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