The proposal this piece describes has been floating around the Internet in various forms for a couple of weeks. This version asserts that the Vice President, in his Constitutional role as President of the Senate, has plenary power to reject the slate of electors from any state he considers — based on knowledge and belief — to be invalid.
That the Constitution would grant such a power to a single elected official makes perfect sense as a matter of checks and balances and of the ultimate expediency a national election requires. Indeed, Vice Presidents in the past have sometimes had to choose between so-called “dueling slates” of electors when states have presented them.
The proposal goes further than this, however. It claims the VP may (and must in some cases) invalidate a state’s electors even when the state submits only one slate.
There are rumors the White House is considering the proposal. There are also rumors it isn’t. My feeling is: If Pence is willing, he should go for it.