WASHINGTON, D.C. – When Texas filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court against the states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, it instantly became the most prominent elections lawsuit of them all.
It goes directly to the Supreme Court of the United States; it relies primarily on clear and demonstrable violations of the Constitution; and, it’s the only case that can bring original evidence before the high court.
Now, a total of 17 other states are, at a minimum, filing amicus briefs in support of Texas’s case arguing that election rule changes in the defendant states were unconstitutional and the illegal moves served to disenfranchise the voters of Texas (and others) as a result.
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia have all filed in support of Texas.
A tip of the hat to our sister state to the south. While we here in the Old North State don’t have much hope for joining on account of the anti-Trump Leftist Attorney General Josh Stein and Democrat Governor, it’s nice to see one Carolina stepping up.
Beyond the 17 states, other lawmakers have moved to file briefs in support of Texas as well. A state lawmaker in Georgia — one of the defendant states — wants to join the case against his own state for violating the constitution!
Additionally, the GOP caucuses of other states are exploring ways to support case as well.
As the list builds, the legal team for President Donald Trump is promising to ‘intervene’ in the case. To move to intervene in the case means they believe they have standing in claiming injury (a stolen election) for the defendants alleged violations of law, and want to officially join the suit as an intervenor.
The Supreme Court has given the four defendant states until 3:00 PM Thursday to file official responses.