2020 ELECTION/ELECTORAL COLLEGE/MIKE PENCE: “Vice President Mike Pence told President Trump on Tuesday [Jan. 5, 2021] that he did not believe he had the power to block congressional certification of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory in the presidential election despite Mr. Trump’s baseless insistence that he did, people briefed on the conversation said.

‘The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors,’ Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter on Tuesday morning, an inaccurate assertion that mischaracterized Mr. Pence’s largely formal and constitutionally prescribed role of presiding over the House and Senate as they receive and certify the electoral votes conveyed by the states and announcing the outcome.”

-Maggie Haberman and Annie Karni, “Pence Said to Have Told Trump He Lacks Power to Change Election Result,” nytimes.com, Jan. 5, 2021