We're talking about disputed electors appointed by the legislature
2000 was about counting the votes in Florida before the certification. Once the SCOTUS stole the election for Bush, Gore committed to a peaceful transition and followed through.
This time the votes were counted, recounted and certified by AZ, PA and GA. The electors were selected based on the results of the votes. Then Roody Colludy, Eastman, Ellis and Dotard set about to get them to throw out those electors for ones that would vote for Dotard in clear violation of the laws of the states and the will of the voters.
When the secretaries of state asked for proof, they were given conspiracy theories and zero proof because they had none. Dotard claimed 50,000 dead people voted in GA... it turned out to be 4. The secretaries of state were then singled out by Dotard and became targets of the angry mob of mouth breathers. Poll workers were harrassed and threatened with death at the direction of Dotard.
Then they set about trying to get Pence to violate the Constitution. Instead of going to the FBI with their demands, he instead sought out legal experts to find any legal way he could do their bidding. Only when he exhausted any and all avenues to do it he resigned himself to doing what he was required to do. He's no hero anymore than me not stopping and robbing the eleven banks I pass on my way home every night.
Eastman told Pence he had the power to throw out the electors and accept the alternate and illegal electors. When Eastman was pressed on whether his plan meant that Gore could've declared himself the winner in 2000 and Harris could throw out the electors in 2024 and declare herself the winner Eastman said no, but in this case it was different but wouldn't say why.
So Dotard sent his mouthbreathers to kill Pence and disrupt the counting in the vain hopes of throwing out the electors and sending it to the House where they would vote, one vote per state who won the electoral count with Republicans holding the majority in the number of states.
Why else would Grassley speculate that he was going to oversee the vote couting on 1/5?
"During an exchange with reporters on Tuesday, Grassley was asked how he plans to vote.
"Well, first of all, I will be " if the Vice President isn't there and we don't expect him to be there, I will be presiding over the Senate," according to a transcript of his remarks sent by a spokesperson.
Grassley serves as the president pro tempore of the Senate and will preside over any portion of the debate that Pence does not attend. But Grassley expects Pence to be present on Wednesday, according to his spokesperson."
This bag of rats in the GOP is up to their eyeballs in this coup attempt.