The Texas lawsuit, calling on the United States Supreme Court to void the 2020 election results of four key swing states has now been joined by 18 other states. That’s almost half of the country, and it’s going to be extremely difficult for the court to just wave this away.
The lawsuit charges that Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Michigan changed their voting rules without going through their state legislatures, thereby violating their state constitutions.
This is an amazing development.
CBS DFW News reports:
UPDATE: 18 States Join Texas In General Election Supreme Court Lawsuit Against 4 Swing States
Eighteen states — now including Arizona — have joined a Texas lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton against the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia. That lawsuit was filed directly with the United States Supreme Court on Monday, Dec. 7.
An amicus brief (amicus curiae) or ‘friend of the court’ brief was filed with the high court earlier Wednesday. The states of Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia have all signed on to the brief that backs the Texas suit.
Arizona was the latest state to file an amicus brief on Wednesday bringing the total to 18 states.
This cannot be ignored.
— Kerry 🇺🇸 (Parler: k1erry) (@K1erry) December 9, 2020
Law Professor William Jacobson of the Legal Insurrection blog comments:
By the time the final count of states is made, the country likely will be roughly split in half before the Supreme Court. While SCOTUS could flip it off with a one-sentence denial without explanation, like it did in the prior suit, a nation so legally divided makes it harder not at least to consider the merits and give an explained decision.
What we have here is a legal civil war.