18 States Now Standing Behind Supreme Court Election Lawsuit

Eighteen states are now backing a lawsuit filed with the U.S. Supreme Court which accuses officials in four states of making unconstitutional changes regarding mail-in voting rules.

18 States Now Standing Behind Supreme Court Election Lawsuit

Eighteen states are now backing a lawsuit filed with the U.S. Supreme Court which accuses officials in four states of making unconstitutional changes regarding mail-in voting rules.

The lawsuit file by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s asserts that Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania elections were illegitimate due to violations of voting laws.

Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia have now filed documents urging the Supreme court to hear the case.

Seventeen of the states filed an amicus brief in support on Wednesday.

“First, the States have a strong interest in safeguarding the separation of powers among state actors in the regulation of Presidential elections.”

“Second, amici States have a strong interest in ensuring that the votes of their own citizens are not diluted by the unconstitutional administration of elections in other States. When non-legislative actors in other States encroach on the authority of the ‘Legislature thereof’ in that State to administer a Presidential election, they threaten the liberty, not just of their own citizens, but of every citizen of the United States who casts a lawful ballot in that election—including the citizens of amici States.”

“Third, for similar reasons, amici States have a strong interest in safeguarding against fraud in voting by mail during Presidential elections.”

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced on Wednesday that his state has also filed an amicus in support of the lawsuit.

Also on Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced that he plans to support the Texas lawsuit saying that it’s “the big one.”

Paxton said in a statement that “Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin destroyed that trust and compromised the security and integrity of the 2020 election. The states violated statutes enacted by their duly elected legislatures, thereby violating the Constitution.

“By ignoring both state and federal law, these states have not only tainted the integrity of their own citizens’ vote, but of Texas and every other state that held lawful elections… Their failure to abide by the rule of law casts a dark shadow of doubt over the outcome of the entire election. We now ask that the Supreme Court step in to correct this egregious error.”

“Elections for federal office must comport with federal constitutional standards. For presidential elections, each state must appoint its electors to the electoral college in a manner that complies with the Constitution… The Electors Clause requirement that only state legislatures may set the rules governing the appointment of electors and elections and cannot be delegated to local officials. The majority of the rushed decisions, made by local officials, were not approved by the state legislatures, thereby circumventing the Constitution.”

The Supreme Court ordered Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin to respond to the suit by Thursday.

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