Speaking before a massive crowd of supporters in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, President Donald Trump called on Vice President Pence to “do the right thing” and send electors back in contested states legislatures for a vote to recertify who won the presidential election.
Pence, who will oversee the counting of the Electoral College votes during a joint session of Congress, indicated in a statement released Wednesday morning the he does not have the authority to do so.
“You don’t concede when there’s theft involved,” Trump said near the beginning of his remarks.
“I hope Mike is going to do the right thing. I hope so. I hope so. Because if Mike Pence does the right thing, we win the election,” the president said.
“States want to revote. The states got defrauded. They were given false information.”