- Vice president Mike Pence has told Donald Trump that he cannot stop Biden's certification
- Meanwhile, the president told his vice that failure to steal the election will be damaging to him
- However, Trump has denied news reports that the vice president said anything like that
The effort by President Donald Trump to steal the United States of America presidential election has met a dead end as Vice President Mike Pence told him that the plan will not be possible.
This comes as Pence is set to chair the certification and congress counting of electoral votes.
CNN reports that Pence gently told Trump that he has no authority to block certification.
Trump consequently warned him that it would be politically "damaging" not to block the certification.
However, the outgoing US president has denied that Pence made such a statement to him.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that the acrimony over the outcome of the US presidential election deepened further with Trump reportedly threatening not to vacate the White House on inauguration day.
Trump made the threat when speaking with some advisers. The report stated that few aides of the president are alarmed over his comments.
In another report, Trump became the most admired man of the year according to a Gallup poll released on Tuesday, December 29.
Legit.ng reported that the American president beat Barack Obama in the yearly survey which asked Americans to choose any living man around the world they admire most.
Out of 1,018 respondents, 18% of them chose President Trump. Obama, who has topped the list for the past 12 years, was chosen by 15% of those that participated.
Legit.ng had also reported that members of the US electoral college have affirmed Joe Biden's presidential election victory one of the final steps required for him to take office.
The president-elect's electoral college win became official on Monday, December 14, with California's votes pushing him over the 270 vote threshold. Biden was chosen by 6% of the participants.
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