I guess "urged him to 'come through'" means "urged him to overcome difficulites (to succeed)".

Cambridge Dictionary defines "come through" as "to succeed in a difficult situation". So Trump implies that Pence should be brave under pressure and get his job done. I am not sure.

Vice-President Mike Pence - who as president of the Senate is due to oversee the session and declare Mr Biden the winner - said he welcomed the move. ................. By US election law, Mr Pence's duty in the proceedings is purely administrative, but Mr Trump has urged his vice-president to "come through".

Source: BBC US Congress set to certify Joe Biden victory amid protests


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In this context I agree with your interpretation.

P.S. Don't forget dictionaries! if you Google "come through" meaning you will get lots of definitions. Come through - DucKDuckGo

Here's a suitable definition:

TRANSITIVE (come through something) to be still alive, working, or making progress after a difficult or dangerous experience It’s been a very upsetting time but we’ve come through it together https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/come-through

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