Seventeen states filed an amicus brief Wednesday supporting Texas’s SCOTUS lawsuit which targets Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin over claims of unconstitutional practices in the presidential election.
The states include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia:
States that have joined Texas’ Lawsuit filed with the Supreme Court:— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 9, 2020
-West Virginia https://t.co/9wC2f9OhkT pic.twitter.com/ylHILdmjId
Seventeen states filed a brief in the Supreme Court just now in support of Texas' request that the justices throw out the results of the presidential election in four other states that didn't support President Trump. pic.twitter.com/1sldfhrkbl— Brad Heath (@bradheath) December 9, 2020
Breitbart.com reports: The lawsuit states that “certain officials in the Defendant States presented the pandemic as the justification for ignoring state laws regarding absentee and mail-in voting” and claims that the states “flooded their citizenry with tens of millions of ballot applications and ballots in derogation of statutory controls as to how they are lawfully received, evaluated, and counted.”
Calling the acts unconstitutional, the suit claims that the actions “had the same uniform effect—they made the 2020 election less secure in the Defendant States.”
“Those changes are inconsistent with relevant state laws and were made by non-legislative entities, without any consent by the state legislatures. The acts of these officials thus directly violated the Constitution,” the lawsuit, filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R), says:
The Supreme Court has ordered the defendant states to respond to the lawsuit by Thursday.
“Response to the motion for leave to file a bill of complaint and to the motion for a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order or, alternatively, for stay and administrative stay requested, due Thursday, December 10, by 3 pm,” the court wrote.
The State of Georgia has since fired back at the legal challenge, with a spokesperson for the Office of the Attorney General in Georgia telling Breitbart News that Paxton’s argument is “constitutionally, legally and factually wrong about Georgia.”
On Wednesday, President Trump referred to the Texas case as “the big one”:
We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case. This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2020
We will soon be learning about the word “courage”, and saving our Country. I received hundreds of thousands of legal votes more, in all of the Swing States, than did my opponent. ALL Data taken after the vote says that it was impossible for me to lose, unless FIXED!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2020
No candidate has ever won both Florida and Ohio and lost. I won them both, by a lot! #SupremeCourt— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2020