With today’s additions to Wyoming and Ohio, a total of 21 states – including Texas – have signed or are seeking to sign a Supreme Court lawsuit challenging elections in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
Since Texas filed a suit, more than 20 states have joined or shown interest in joining. As it stands, the following states are seeking redress from the Supreme Court for the November 3 elections: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Ohio, West Virginia, and Florida.
Last night (Dec. 10) in Idaho, the Republican Party overruled the State Attorney General, also a Republican, to file an amicus brief seeking to take part in the case, as Media Right News reported.
Wyoming revealed its possible involvement in the litigation this morning, with state lawmakers sending a letter to the governor urging the State Attorney General to take part in the lawsuit.
Lawmakers in Wyoming have indicated their official participation is forthcoming, with Wyoming Sen. Bo Biteman writing “The Governor responded to my email within minutes and has asked the Attorney General to look into the matter. Stay tuned!”
Similarly, last night Ohio Rep. Al Cutrona and other legislators have urged the state’s attorney general to immediately seek to join the Texas lawsuit.
“It’s time we take a stand to protect our Constitution,” wrote Cutrona. “I am upholding my duty as a legislator, as an American, and as an Ohioan.”
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has stayed neutral so far but has advised the Supreme Court to take swift action on the matter.
The states that have declared overnight and this morning will soon be joined by other states. In Iowa, the Republican governor Kim Reynolds told the media that her state had not yet been invited to participate, as the State Attorney General is a Democrat. She said she asked the legal team to get in touch with her office.
Likewise, sources suggest that at least one elected official in Georgia is seeking to take part in the case, despite the fact that the state is listed in the suit itself.
Arizona joins Texas SCOTUS lawsuit
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich confirmed that they had filed an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court in a statement:
It’s important that everyone has faith in the system and the results of the election. The rule of law is about consistency and certainty. I believe Arizona wasn’t named in the lawsuit because our office succesfully prevent many of the same troubling and last-minute changes to our state’s election integrity laws. Our legal filing ensures Arizona’s interests are protected, and I look forward to the Supreme Court addressing these national election concerns.
The crux of the Texas case is that the swinging states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin have violated their duties under the U.S. Constitution by unfairly altering the legislation on elections, treating voters unequally, and allowing for multiple voting irregularities as a result.
Most of the point is based on a reform in the electoral legislation on mail-in ballots, in which executives, such as the Secretaries of State, withdrew the timeframes for approving these ballots, with certain dates even after 3 November. These amendments were introduced unanimously, without the consent of the legislature.
The Trump administration will also participate in a case filed by Texas against four other states before the Supreme Court over suspected violations of election law.
President Donald Trump announced that the federal government would be intervening in the case on the side of Texas on Wednesday morning, claiming that Texas’ suit is “the big one.”
“We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case. This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!” Trump said.
“The illegal suspension or violation of state law thus calls directly into question the certification of the results of the elections in Defendant States for Vice President Joe Biden, Proposed Plaintiff in Intervention’s opponent in the election,” Trump campaign said. “President Trump’s interest in the outcome of this litigation could therefore not be more acute.”