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Former Vice President Mike Pence Claims No Knowledge of Fake Elector Plot in Trump’s Attempt to Overturn 2020 Election

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In a recent interview with “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd, former Vice President Mike Pence stated that he does not recall being informed by White House officials about the alleged fake elector plot in Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election. The conversation shed light on Pence’s knowledge of the events leading up to the Capitol insurrection.

During the interview, Todd confronted Pence with his previous statement to NBC News, where he claimed to have had limited knowledge of the efforts to secure fake electors on January 6th. Todd then read an excerpt from Pence’s book, in which he described asking the Senate parliamentarian on January 3rd, 2021, about the existence of alternate electors.

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Pence explained that he approached the parliamentarian due to rumors he had heard about the plot. “I did ask the parliamentarian very directly, Chuck. I asked her because I was hearing rumors, I was reading in the newspaper that there were alternate electors,” Pence clarified. However, when Todd pressed him about whether anyone in Trump’s White House had informed him about the plot, Pence replied, “I don’t recall that. I just remember hearing it in the public.”

The former vice president further elaborated on his conversation with the parliamentarian, stating that he sought a definitive answer regarding the presence of additional electoral votes. The parliamentarian confirmed that there were no other electors from any state. Consequently, changes were made to the language as the Electoral College votes were recorded.

Pence’s response to Todd’s questions raises eyebrows and leaves room for speculation about his level of involvement and awareness of the plot. As a key figure in Trump’s administration, Pence’s role in the events leading up to the Capitol insurrection has been a subject of intense scrutiny.

The interview not only sheds light on Pence’s perspective but also highlights the broader issue of misinformation and conspiracy theories surrounding the 2020 election. The fact that rumors of alternate electors reached the vice president’s ears, whether through public discourse or internal discussions, underscores the magnitude of the disinformation campaign that unfolded during that time.

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Pence’s claim of not being informed by White House officials about the fake elector plot adds another layer of intrigue to the ongoing investigation into the events of January 6th. It raises questions about the level of communication and coordination within the Trump administration and the extent to which Pence was kept in the loop.

As the interview concluded, it became evident that Pence’s recollection of events and his public statements may be at odds. This discrepancy will undoubtedly fuel further speculation and examination of his role in the aftermath of the 2020 election.

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In conclusion, the interview with former Vice President Mike Pence on “Meet the Press” revealed his lack of recollection regarding White House officials informing him about the alleged fake elector plot. The conversation highlighted the broader issue of misinformation surrounding the 2020 election and raised questions about Pence’s level of involvement and awareness. As the investigation into the Capitol insurrection continues, the public awaits further clarification on the events leading up to that fateful day.

Pence says he asked Senate parliamentarian about fake electors after hearing 'rumors'

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