US judge dismisses suit filed against Pence seeking to overturn election result

Lawsuit aimed at allowing vice president to reject electoral college votes is latest in a long line of cases to be thrown out

A US judge has rejected a lawsuit from a Republican congressman that sought to allow vice president Mike Pence to reject electoral college votes for Joe Biden when Congress meets on Wednesday to certify his victory over president Donald Trump.

The latest long-shot attempt by Trump’s Republican allies to overturn the November election result was dismissed by one of Trump’s own appointees to the federal bench, Jeremy Kernodle.

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