According to a new book by Washington Post journalists, Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, a lawyer who used to work for former President Donald Trump sought to persuade former Vice President Mike Pence to reverse the 2020 election results using a six-step strategy.
According to the book “Peril,” conservative lawyer John Eastman allegedly wrote Pence a two-page paper outlining potential actions he could take to overturn the election on Jan. 6, the day the Electoral College votes were set to be confirmed by the US Congress.
Per the Eastman’s alleged plan, Pence would claim that there were competing electors in seven states, causing the Electoral College votes in those states to be thrown out, according to a copy of the memo acquired by CNN.
Pence would then declare Trump the election winner, with 232 Electoral College votes to Joe Biden’s 222.
On Jan. 4, Trump presented the notion to Pence in an attempt to persuade the then-vice president that he had the right to overturn the election.
Pence, on the other hand, refused to interfere, claiming that he lacked the right to do so beyond counting the votes.