Multiple states and now the Trump administration have joined in a Texas election lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin at the United States Supreme Court over federal and state election laws.
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A lawsuit first filed by the state of Texas against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin at the United States Supreme Court has now been joined by multiple states and the Trump administration, Daily Wire reports.
Early Wednesday morning, the Trump administration announced it was intervening in the lawsuit, according to a breaking report by the Daily Wire.
President Donald Trump tweeted: “We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case. This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!”
The lawsuit alleges that the four states exploited “the COVID-19 pandemic to justify ignoring federal and state election laws and unlawfully enacting last-minute changes, thus skewing the results of the 2020 General Election.”
Texas argues that the electors from these four states should not be allowed to cast their votes, partly because those states unconstitutionally changed voting procedures during the pandemic to allow for increased mail-in ballots, The Hill reported.
“Their failure to abide by the rule of law casts a dark shadow of doubt over the outcome of the entire election,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) said in a statement. “We now ask that the Supreme Court step in to correct this egregious error.”
Attorney Generals representing the states of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Missouri all issued individual statements indicating they would be joining the battle. The Attorney General of Alabama indicated the state may join the fight if the Supreme Court grants the request by Texas.
An appeal by the Trump campaign was rejected Tuesday night by the Nevada Supreme Court, affirming Joe Biden as the winner of the state, The Hill reported.
“We also are not convinced that the district court erred in applying a burden of proof by clear and convincing evidence, as supported by the cases cited in the district court’s order,” Nevada’s Supreme Court said in its judgment.
Last week and late on Tuesday, President Donald Trump threatened to veto a wide-ranging $731 billion defense policy bill unless it repealed part of another bill, Section 230 of the communications code, which grants special protections to social media and tech giants.
However, on Tuesday the Democrat-controlled house passed the bill by 335-78 vote. The final vote gives the house an 80% advantage, well above the two-thirds support required to override a potential veto. A total of 140 Republicans voted in favor of the bill, which now goes to the Senate, Fox reported.
Rep. Adam Smith, (D-WA), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said that if Trump vetoes the bill, “we will come back to vote to override.”