Despite increasing pressure from US. President Donald Trump wants to help overcome his election loss Vice President Mike Pence plans to keep his ceremonial duties and not compromise election certification when he chairs Congress on Wednesday, advisors said

Trump on Tuesday increased pressure on Pence to block Congress from certifying election results in November This is an ongoing attempt to stay in power after dozens of campaign lawsuits against the election results in US failed Dishes

But the vice president, a loyal lieutenant during the four years of Trump’s often chaotic presidency, has no plans to try, even as he tries to show support for the Republican president’s search

Pence will chair a joint congressional session on Wednesday as it receives the results of the state electoral college that will determine the winner of the presidential election

President-elect Joe Biden, a Democrat, beat Trump 306-232 in the electoral college and in the referendum with more than 7 million ballots Trump refused to allow the election

US. States have already confirmed the results, and Pence, as President of the Senate, was given the task of “opening all certificates” on Wednesday in the presence of the House and Senate, the US. Constitution says

“The vice president has the power to reject fraudulently elected voters,” Trump wrote in a tweet on Tuesday, his most recent unsubstantiated suggestion that the election was marred by widespread fraud

Pence told Trump on Tuesday he didn’t think he had the authority to block certification, according to a source familiar with the subject

Trump’s tweet came after targeted remarks at a rally for Republicans US. The Georgia Senate acted Monday night, expressing hope that Pence would intervene

About a dozen Republican senators, as well as dozen Republicans in the House of Representatives, plan to object to the certification of the electoral college results in Congress on Wednesday The move has virtually no chance of overturning Biden’s victory

I hope the Democrats, and especially the weak and ineffective RINO section of the Republican Party, will look at the thousands of people flocking to D. They won’t stand for a landslide election victory being stolen @senatemajldr @JohnCornyn @SenJohnThune

Current and former White House advisers said the vice president planned to perform his ceremonial duties

“He will be very supportive of the president, but he will be complying with the constitution again,” a former White House official who is in regular contact with Pence’s team told Reuters

The vice president would make it clear in his testimony that he supports Trump while adhering to the role’s limitations, the former official said

“It’s a ceremonial roll. It opens envelopes and reads the contents,” he said, “That’s it”

Pence’s chief of staff, Marc Short, told Reuters on Monday that the vice president “will uphold the constitution and obey legal law”

On Friday, a Trump-appointed judge denied a lawsuit by Republican Congressmen asking Pence to reject the electoral college’s findings, stating they had no qualifications for such a lawsuit

A Trump adviser said the president told others he would like Pence to fight harder for him

The Vice President has so far tried to express his support without repeating the president’s false claims about the election On Monday, during his own trip to Georgia, Pence said Republican objections to the election would be heard, but he pledged not to take action against them

“I share the concerns of millions of Americans about electoral irregularities, and I promise you, come this Wednesday, we have our day in Congress, we will hear the objections, we will hear the evidence,” he said

Following a pattern throughout their partnership, Pence has kept Trump updated on his thinking, former adviser said Pence likely guided the president through the limitations of his role, informed through a weekend meeting with a congressman

However, in a statement from his campaign on Tuesday, Trump said that he and Pence “fully agree that the Vice President has authority to act”

“He can de-certify the results or send them back to the states for modification and certification,” says the statement

Trump also said Pence could decertify the “illegal and corrupt results” and “send them to the House of Representatives for a vote on a state table””

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Additional reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Heather Timmons, Jonathan Oatis, and Peter Cooney)

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