The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concluded Saturday, just hours after a Republican congressman appealed the previous loss.
“Needless to say, we affirm the verdict for the reasons stated by the district court. We have not been informed of the basic qualifications or which party, if any, they may stand for. The motion to expedite the dismissal shall be issued immediately,” the judgment read.
CNN approached Cohmert on Saturday to comment on the verdict.
Kohmert’s case was part of a desperate and extraordinary GOP attempt to thwart the presidential election using unsubstantiated and unproven allegations of mass voter fraud, and many states changed their voting rules due to the epidemic that elected President Joe Biden won illegally.
Kohmert and Trump voters in Arizona said only Benz could determine the number of votes in an election – a significant argument that vice presidents can directly determine who wins a presidential election, regardless of the outcome.
“(A) The lawsuit to establish that the Vice President has the option of counting the number of cases filed against the Vice President is illegal,” Pence said.
“Paradoxically, if the position of Representative Kohmert is accepted by the court, he will lose the opportunity he had as a member of the House under the Electoral Numbers Act to raise the councils to oppose the election count and then debate and vote on them,” Pence added.
CNN has approached Pence for comment.
“A fair and credible audit – quickly completed before January 20 – will dramatically improve the confidence of Americans in our electoral process and significantly improve the legitimacy of who will be our next president,” 11 GOP lawmakers said in a statement.
They added that the January 6 congressional vote was “the only separate constitutional authority left to consider and compel multiple allegations of serious voter fraud.”
Dozens of state and federal courts, governors, state election officials and the Department of Homeland Security and Justice have confirmed that there are no credible allegations of any problem with voting.
CNN’s Jack Topper, Lauren Fox and Veronica Struqualocci contributed to the report.