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Vice President Mike Pence has a huge test ahead of him after the 2020 election

Vice President Mike Pence remains under the microscope with the 2020 presidential election behind him.

Vice President Mike Pence makes a point during the vice presidential debate with Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Kingsbury Hall on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
Vice President Mike Pence makes a point during the vice presidential debate with Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Kingsbury Hall on the campus of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
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Vice President Mike Pence faces a tremendous test with the 2020 presidential election behind him — what should he do next?

What’s going on?

Pence has been supporting President Donald Trump’s claims of voter fraud and illegal ballots. Politico reports Pence has been facing pressure to put the United States ahead of the president’s claims as a way to create a better future for the vice president.

According to Politico, Pence could be focusing his time on a number of different aspects:

  • The response to the coronavirus.
  • Promoting the Republican Party for the Senate races in Georgia.
  • Focus on the 2024 presidential election with an eye on a bid.

“At some point, he will have to prioritize his own interests,” one Republican source told Politico.

What’s next for Pence?

Pence could take a chance at running for president in the 2024 election. However, the vice president would have to wait and see if President Trump plans to run, and who else might be included in the campaign, according to The New York Times.

  • Pence is reportedly going to start building an apparatus of political allies to make the run in 2024 a little easier.

The South Bend Tribune reports Pence “is expected by some to spend some time on money-making ventures, including paid speeches and potentially writing a book.”

  • The New York Times explains: “It will be the first time in a long time that Mr. Pence will live as a private citizen — he moved from the governor’s mansion in Indiana to temporary housing in Washington during the presidential transition four years ago to the Naval Observatory. He currently does not own a house.”