Update: States that have joined Texas include: South Dakota, Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Missouri, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina.
BREAKING: Amicus Brief filed in the Texas Supreme Court case includes 17 states.
West Virginiahttps://t.co/yzx6ZGgDMW pic.twitter.com/ebHHTRPtEJ
— TheSharpEdge (@TheSharpEdge1) December 9, 2020
After the state of Texas filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court, contesting the election results of four states, at least 7 other states have joined the case, and the President’s team has indicated that they will also throw in with it.
Because, essentially, this case is the “one.”
Immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court directly asked the states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Georgia to respond to the Texas constitutional lawsuit on unconstitutional ballot changes, Jordan Sekulow sat down with Newsmax to discuss why the case is so perfect.
.@JordanSekulow "This single case is outcome determinative."
— TheSharpEdge (@TheSharpEdge1) December 9, 2020
According to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, four states willfully exploited the coronavirus pandemic “to justify ignoring federal and state election laws,” as they were trying to alter the outcome of the presidential elections.
The US Supreme Court has ordered the states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin to respond by Thursday to a lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who seeks to ban the four states from participating in the Electoral College after they certified Joe Biden’s victory, according to a court document.
“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 document from the court issued late on Tuesday said.
The lawsuit filed on Tuesday argues that state officials usurped the authority of their state legislatures when they enacted election laws to allow for mail-in voting. The laws created a system in which voters were treated differently, with more favorable circumstances allocated to local governments under Democratic control, according to the filing. [And there is plenty of proof of these claims.]
The officials in Texas also argue that the “appearance of voting irregularities” in the four states is consistent with the “unconstitutional relaxation of ballot-integrity protections” in the election laws of those states.
BREAKING: "Response to the motion [is] due Thursday, December 10, by 3 pm."
SCOTUS issues *deadline* to Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin & Georgia to respond to Texas lawsuit charging states with violating the U.S. Constitution with unlawful state elections.🔻 pic.twitter.com/KF9RMLyTqG
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) December 9, 2020
The attorneys general of Alabama and Louisiana have expressed interest in possibly joining a lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to have the Supreme Court invalidate election results in four key battleground states—Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
The suit seeks to have each state’s lawmakers decide their electors, rather than having the electors reflect the will of their voting citizens.
“The unconstitutional actions and fraudulent votes in other states not only affect the citizens of those states, they affect the citizens of all states—of the entire United States,” Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said in a statement published Tuesday on Twitter. He pledged to join Paxton’s case if the Supreme Court takes it up. [Which it did, last night.]
Here is my statement on the State of Texas’s motion filed with #SCOTUS and the State of Alabama’s commitment to the fight to ensure #electionintegrity: pic.twitter.com/Z8NUumtb3y
— Attorney General Steve Marshall (@AGSteveMarshall) December 8, 2020
In a separate statement, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry wrote, “Some states appear to have conducted their elections with a disregard to the U.S. Constitution. Furthermore, many Louisianans have become more frustrated as some in media and the political class try to sidestep legitimate issues for the sake of expediency.”
Landry claims that because the Constitution leaves the power of deciding the time, place and manner of holding elections to state legislatures, the four aforementioned battleground states made changes to their elections to prevent further spread of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic without passing these changes through the legislature.
Thus, Paxton’s suit claims, the changes were unconstitutional and the states’ election results should be invalidated.
“Louisiana citizens are damaged if elections in other states were conducted outside the confines of the Constitution while we obeyed the rules,” Landry wrote.
The legislatures of the four battleground states named in Paxton’s lawsuits are all Republican-led. Thus, if the legislatures were allowed to choose who to cast their electoral ballots for, it’s conceivable that they might choose to cast their electoral ballots for Trump, the Republican incumbent.
Georgia has 16 electoral votes, Michigan has 16, Pennsylvania has 20 and Wisconsin has 10. The combined total of 62, if taken from Joe Biden’s current [imaginary] total of 306 and applied to Trump’s current total of 232, would give Trump 294 electoral votes and effectively hand him the presidency…