More state attorneys general from other states are likely to join Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit against four states – filed with the U.S Supreme Court on Tuesday – if the court agrees to hear the election-related case.
Seventeen states filed a motion Wednesday backing Texas’ longshot legal effort to get the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn election results in four states that helped deliver the presidency to Democrat Joe Biden.
Missouri’s attorney general filed the amicus brief in support of Texas, joined by counterparts from 16 other states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.
Attorney Lin Wood also claims that Florida will join Texas in an amicus brief to be filed in U.S. Supreme Court in Texas case. Also told that thereafter, Florida will intervene in Texas lawsuit.
I have just been informed that Florida will join in amicus brief to be filed in U.S. Supreme Court in Texas case. Also told that thereafter, Florida will intervene in Texas lawsuit. My source is extremely reliable & credible.
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) December 9, 2020
Paxton’s lawsuit accuses the other four states of making unlawful changes to their election policies during the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a “massive opportunity for fraud.”
Texas is asking the justices to block those four states’ 62 electors from casting ballots on Monday when the Electoral College meets to formalize Biden’s 306-232 win – in effect, asking the court to set aside 10.4 million Biden ballots.
The case is now SUPREME COURT DOCKET!
A link to the Supreme Court whith a “BRIEF OF STATE OF MISSOURI AND 16 OTHER STATES AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE BILL OF COMPLAINT
OFFICE OF THE MISSOURI…”
Earlier in the day, President Donald Trump tweeted that he would join Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit, which effectively asks the high court to negate 10.4 million ballots from voters who picked Biden over Trump in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Officials in those states called the lawsuit a baseless stunt. The Supreme Court has given them until 3 p.m. Thursday to file responses.
President Trump said on Wednesday that he would be “intervening” in a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas against the states of Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, which asks the Supreme Court to prevent those states from participating in the Electoral College vote Monday, but legal experts say there is very little chance the suit will succeed.
“The case that everyone has been waiting for is the State’s case with Texas and numerous others joining,” the president tweeted Wednesday morning, calling the case “very strong” and the “big one” that will deliver him a second term in the White House.
Only the Supreme Court has jurisdiction in controversies between state governments. The court has signaled little interest in second-guessing state election procedures after the fact, though.
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