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Trump says vice president 'has power to reject fraudulent electors' after pressuring Pence to block Biden win

DONALD Trump said Vice President Mike Pence "has power to reject fraudulent electors" after pressuring Pence to block Joe Biden's win.

The outgoing president made the comments on Tuesday morning, just days before Biden is set to be confirmed by the Electoral College.

"The Vice President has the power to reject fraudulently chosen electors," Trump said.

Trump has pressed Republican lawmakers to formally object at a joint session of Congress on Wednesday that is set to confirm Biden's victory in the Electoral College.

The outgoing president's attempts to overturn the election has split the Republican Party, with some backing him and others turning against him in the face of democracy.

Vice President Mike Pence, who is under pressure to tip the results for Trump, will be closely watched as he presides in a ceremonial role over Wednesday’s joint session.

"I promise you this: On Wednesday, we’ll have our day in Congress," Pence said while himself campaigning in Georgia ahead of Tuesday’s runoff elections that will determine control of the Senate.

Trump brought up Pence's vote during a rally in Dalton, Georgia, on Monday night.

After starting his speech saying the presidential election was "rigged" and "there's no way we lost," he also turned to Pence as being a beacon of hope that would overturn his election loss.

Trump said: “And I hope Mike Pence comes through for us. I have to tell you. I hope that our great vice president comes through for us. He’s a great guy.

"Of course, if he doesn't come through, I won't like him quite as much," he joked.

However, Pence's role on Wednesday is mostly ceremonial and has no bearing on the actual certification of the election results.

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