Texas GOP Chairman expects more states to join SCOTUS election suit

Texas GOP Chairman expects more states to join SCOTUS
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Texas GOP Chairman Colonel Allen West. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 5:55 PM PT – Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Red states are joining Texas in a Supreme Court lawsuit aimed at delaying presidential electors in multiple states.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading the charge against multiple states that allegedly violated the Constitution during the 2020 election.

Texas GOP Chairman expects more states to join SCOTUS
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Ken Paxton, ​​Attorney General State of Texas. (Photo by Gabriel Aponte/Getty Images for Concordia Summit)

On Wednesday, Paxton filed a lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The lawsuit argues the ‘Equal Protection Clause‘ was violated. All four states account for 62 electoral votes, which is enough to question the outcome of the presidential election.

Additionally, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt led a group of 17 states in support of the Texas lawsuit on Wednesday.

The group filed a brief with the Supreme Court. The brief claims state officials exploited the coronavirus pandemic to make changes to the elections that would purposely make them prone to potential fraud.

The Texas GOP chairman said that potential for fraud not only affected the states involved, but millions of other Americans. In an interview with Steve Bannon Tuesday, Chairman Colonel Allen West said Texas had the legal right to pursue the case.

“We’re not asking for ballots to be thrown out,” West said. “We’re asking for this to go back to the legislature and the state legislators…will decide those electors, which again is constitutional by Article 2 Section 1 of the United States Constitution.”

He added that America has the gold standard of an electoral system and protecting it isn’t a political issue.

“I think you’re going to see about 10 [states] sign onto this petition,” West noted. “I know…Louisiana has come on board, you just talked about South Carolina and I believe Missouri and several others will stand beside this as well.”

He reiterated that this is an American issue rather than a Republican or Democrat issue. West also mentioned if we do not pursue truth in this election, it will undermine our constitutional republic.

In the meantime, the Supreme Court has given the states until Thursday afternoon to respond to the lawsuit.

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