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President Donald Trump is once again calling on Mike Pence to seemingly veto Congress’ certification of the Electoral College vote, something many say he has no legal authority to do.

“States want to correct their votes, which they now know were based on irregularities and fraud, plus corrupt process never received legislative approval,” the president tweeted on Wednesday ahead of Congress meeting to certify the vote, the last step before Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20.

If Pence sends votes “back to the states,” Trump claims, “we win.” 

“Do it, Mike, this is a time for extreme courage,” he added. 

States want to correct their votes, which they now know were based on irregularities and fraud, plus corrupt process never received legislative approval. All Mike Pence has to do is send them back to the States, AND WE WIN. Do it Mike, this is a time for extreme courage!

In separate tweets, Trump called for a “veto” and doubled down on his claim that states want to redo their votes.

The States want to redo their votes. They found out they voted on a FRAUD. Legislatures never approved. Let them do it. BE STRONG!

The States want to redo their votes. They found out they voted on a FRAUD. Legislatures never approved. Let them do it. BE STRONG!

The calls for “extreme courage” follow days of Trump pushing for Pence to not accept Congress’ certification, in a last-ditch attempt to keep Biden from entering the White House. The president’s various legal efforts to overturn election results from multiple swing states, which he says are based on fraud, have not found success in the courts, leaving Pence as the last option for many.

Pundits have argued, however, over whether the vice president has any veto power over Congress’ certification, since the Electoral College already certified their own vote in December, and Pence’s role is to simply preside over the proceedings.

Trump supporters have continued to push for action from Pence, though, while the president’s critics have dismissed the possibility completely.

I am 💯 confident in @Mike_Pence@VP, he is strong and steady. He was specifically chosen to serve with Great Purpose for the American people that he loves so dearly. I trust Pence to keep America completely secure. 🇺🇸

Trump keeps asking others to cheat and break the rules for him. He seems to believe this is how the world works. Wonder how he ever got that idea. https://t.co/0hAAyq72oP

No majority of any state’s legislature has asked us to reject their electors. https://t.co/NtgNwJUIgv

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