Another Trump Lawyer Wrote Memo Outlining Plan for How Pence Could Overturn Election, Jon Karl Book Reveals

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Yet another lawyer for former President Donald Trump wrote a memo outlining how Vice President Mike Pence could overturn the election, according to an upcoming book from ABC News’ Jon Karl.

Jenna Ellis was a key member of the Trump legal team as they attempted to challenge the election results, only to be rejected over and over and over. Late last November, Ellis pushed an absurdly false claim that Trump won in a landslide.

According to Karl’s upcoming book Betrayal, Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows emailed a top Pence aide a memo Ellis crafted for how Pence could overturn the election results (something that Pence could not do).

On Jan. 6, the day Congress was to certify the 2020 election results, Pence was to send back the electoral votes from six battleground states that Trump falsely claimed he had won.

The memo said that Pence would give the states a deadline of “7pm eastern standard time on January 15th” to send back a new set of votes, according to Karl.

Then, Ellis wrote, if any state legislature missed that deadline, “no electoral votes can be opened and counted from that state.”

This news follows recent reporting of a similar memo outlined by John Eastman for Pence to overturn the results.

On top of this, Karl reports there was yet ANOTHER memo written up by John McEntee that was titled, “Jefferson used his position as VP to win.”

Karl recently shared audio from his interview with Trump, where the former president downplayed the chants of “Hang Mike Pence!” on January 6.

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