Gohmert v. Pence (Electoral Count Act)
Lawsuit brought by GOP House Representative on behalf of Arizona voters challenging the federal Electoral Count Act and seeking to empower VP Pence with the "exclusive authority and sole discretion in determining which electoral votes to count for a given State." The DOJ responded on behalf of VP Pence arguing that he was not an appropriate defendant. Similarly, the U.S. House of Representatives also argued, as a friend of the court, to dismiss the case. The court denied the requested relief and dismissed the case. Plaintiffs appealed to the 5th Circuit and lost again.