US Vice President Mike Pence refused to revise the results of the presidential election, which was won by Democrat Joe Biden.
According to Hill, lawyers for Texas Rep. Louis Homert and 11 electors from Arizona have filed a lawsuit seeking the vice president’s authority to determine which electors Congress will count on January 6 when certifying the election results.
The statement asks the court to give Pence the power to overturn results in faltering states and force Congress to count only the electors who voted for incumbent White House chief Donald Trump, not those who voted for Biden.
The plaintiffs said they contacted the vice president in an attempt to join forces to review the election results, but he refused their offer.
Mike Pence will preside over the congressional meeting that will finalize the electoral vote and declare Joe Biden’s victory, but his role is ceremonial.
In the presidential election, Biden won 306 electoral votes from the states, and Trump – 232.
Earlier on Wednesday, it became known that lawyers for the current American leader asked the US Supreme Court to review the election results in Wisconsin. They are asking for the cancellation of nearly 50,000 absentee ballots sent by mail.