Trump Says Pence ‘Could Have Overturned the Election’

Did former President Donald Trump finally say “the quiet part loud”? In a statement issued Sunday protesting against reforming the Electoral Count Act, the ex-president protested that his former Vice President, Mike Pence, could have overturned his election defeat in 2020 by now-President Joe Biden. 

By issuing the statement, Trump seems to admit that the did indeed lose the election and that Biden did in fact win. 

There have been times previously when it looked like Trump may have admitted Biden won. He once told Fox News that he “didn’t win,” but refused to drop the lie about election fraud. Trump typically always circles back around to say that Biden stole the election through voter fraud, an accusation that has continuously been disproven. 

After the election votes were counted, Trump attempted to use the Electoral Count Act of 1887 to have Pence refuse to certify Biden’s victory. Pence, however, said that he did not have the proper authority necessary to do this. This was on January 6, 2021, the same day that Trump supporters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol in hopes to stop the election certification. 

A bipartisan group of senators are now trying to reform the Electoral Count Act of 1887, which Trump is very much against. 

In a statement on Sunday, Trump said he disapproved of making reforms to this act, asking why senators wanted to pass legislation that “will not allow the Vice President to change” election results. He continued to say that what this means is that Pence did have the “right” to change the election outcome, but that he did not exercise that power. 

“He could have overturned the election!” He claimed. 

The latest blunder marked Trump once again saying the quiet part loud. He flat out admitted in his statement, experts said, that he wanted Pence to overturn the election, and furthermore, that he legitimately lost. 

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