WATCH: 5 Vice Presidents Certify Opposition Electoral Wins, As Mike Pence Faces Trump Ire for Same Duty

As Vice President Mike Pence faces hurt feelings from President Donald Trump over his impending duty to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, it’s worth watching how that task was carried out by other veeps in recent history.

Trump is reportedly seething over the prospect that on January 6, Pence will preside over a joint session of Congress at which the Electoral College results will be read, and then certified by Pence — which Trump considers the ultimate betrayal.

That same “betrayal” — the certification of an opposing party’s electoral victory — has occurred 5 times in recent history, beginning with then-Vice President Walter Mondale’s certification of then-President-elect Ronald Reagan’s electoral landslide.

The process requires the VP to read
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