Donald Trump Scapegoats Mike Pence as Effort to Overturn Election Set for Final Failure

President Donald Trump has continued to urge Vice President Mike Pence to "come through" for him and make some sort of intervention as he presides over the Electoral College vote count.

The commander-in-chief maintains fraud and irregularities facilitated Joe Biden's victory, despite there not having been evidence of such issues on a scale substantial enough to alter the result.

With Congress due to count the Electoral College votes on Wednesday in a joint session overseen by Pence, Trump allies intend to object to certain states' results in a last ditch bid to see the outcome altered—though such action looks set to fail.

Several lawmakers have outlined their intent to back the longshot push, which would look to alter Biden's 306 Electoral College vote majority, while Trump has concurrently urged Pence to make a move.

"If Vice President @Mike_Pence comes through for us, we will win the Presidency," Trump tweeted ahead of Congress convening to count the Electoral College votes on Wednesday. His post was flagged as a disputed claim.

If Vice President @Mike_Pence comes through for us, we will win the Presidency. Many States want to decertify the mistake they made in certifying incorrect & even fraudulent numbers in a process NOT approved by their State Legislatures (which it must be). Mike can send it back!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021

Trump has previously tweeted along these lines and called upon action from Pence at a recent event in Georgia.

"I hope that our great vice president comes through for us, he's a great guy," he said in Dalton.

He added, to laughter from the crowd: "Of course, if he doesn't come through, I won't like him quite as much."

The Trump campaign also released a statement pushing back against reports that Pence had questioned his ability to block the certification of the results.

The New York Times reported that on Tuesday Pence told Trump he did not believe he had power to do so, basing its report on "people briefed on the conversation."

Trump branded this "fake news" and said: "The Vice President and I are in total agreement that the Vice President has the power to act."

He suggested the vice president has "several options under the U.S. Constitution." However, such powers for Pence have been questioned and his role in the count has been branded largely ceremonial.

Pence said in a statement that objections will be heard, and his Chief of Staff Marc Short told Reuters the vice president "will uphold the Constitution and follow the statutory law."

Any objection must be submitted in writing co-signed by a member of the House and a Senator to Pence. This would then see it put up to a debate and vote.

For an objection to be upheld it would need to be voted through by the Senate and the House, which would appear unlikely given the Democrats' control of the House.

Several Republican lawmakers have also spoken against the moves to object to results.

Newsweek has contacted the Trump campaign and the vice president's office for comment.

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President Donald Trump gestures to Vice President Mike Pence on election night in the East Room of the White House in the early morning hours of November 04, 2020. Trump has urged Pence to push against the Electoral College votes, as he continues to reject the election outcome. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images