Eighteen states are demanding that the Supreme Court declare the current President, Donald Trump the winner of the 2020 election, disenfranchising millions of voters.
Vice News reports that 18 states have filed an amicus brief in support of Texas’ bid to discard Joe Biden’s wins in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. That’s a total of 18 states which are supporting a coup d’état of the democratic process. The amicus brief is signed off by 18 of a total of 25 state Republican attorney generals.
The states that signed on to the Texas brief include – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Missouri, and West Virginia.
The original lawsuit was filed Tuesday by Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who wants to sue the four states in the U.S. Supreme Court and overturn their election results. Paxton argues that the election results should be invalidated because of “fraud and irregularities that occurred as a result of the states expanding their voting rules amid the pandemic.” Which there has yet to be any public evidence presented proving that to be the case.
The lawsuit, which many have poked numerous holes in, seeks to extend the legally mandated Dec. 14th deadline for the Electoral College’s vote to decide the 2020 election. Furthermore, it proposes that millions of voters in the four states should be disenfranchised and have their votes thrown out.
As a matter of fact, the lower courts have repeatably thrown out most of the cases its based on and the latest legal matter has been widely mocked by legal experts, who have considered it “laughable,” and “utter garbage.”
Beyond extending the election deadline, the suit seeks to criticize the four states’ for expanding their voting rules accepting ballots a day after the election. However, the lawsuit is contradictory as the opposing states that signed on to the brief — Kansas, Mississippi, North Dakota, Utah, and West Virginia— all accepted mail-in ballots that arrived after Election Day themselves. It’s also worth noting that Texas also changed some of its voting rules to accommodate voters during the election due to the ongoing pandemic.
Georgia’s Attorney General Chris Carr’s office said in a statement Tuesday that the Texas case was “constitutionally, legally, and factually wrong about Georgia.” A legal professor, at the University of Washington Lisa Marshall Manheim, has said much of the same, stating the suit was “legally incoherent, factually untethered and based on theories of remedy that fundamentally misunderstand the electoral process.”
Trump and his allies have lost over 50 post-election legal challenges thus far, according to Marc Elias, the Democrats’ top election attorney. This latest move, however, is something that has never been attempted in all of US history.
Nevertheless, Trump has said on Twitter that the Texas lawsuit is “the case that everyone has been waiting for” while, House GOP lawmakers are reportedly planning to introduce their own amicus brief in support of Texas.
Trump himself even filed a motion to intervene in the Texas case asking the Supreme Court to let the sitting president join the case while declaring his challenger Joe Biden’s invalid. Specifically, he says the electoral votes in the four battleground states are “in violation of the Electors Clause and cannot be counted.”
This comes on the heels of a bizarre tweet by the Arizona Republican Party asking whether supporters would sacrifice their lives for President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. The official account quote-tweeted a right-wing “Stop the Steal” activist who said he was “willing to give up my life for this fight,” asking followers, “He is. Are you?”
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