President Trump seeks to join Supreme Court lawsuit challenging election results in 4 key states

Written by on December 9, 2020

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A Georgia election official referred to as on President Trump to sentence and “cease inspiring” current threats of violence over the election. USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump requested the Supreme Court docket Wednesday to overturn the 2020 election outcomes by tossing out votes forged in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and permitting state legislatures to nominate new electors.

Attorneys for the president requested the justices to let Trump intervene in a lawsuit brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and endorsed by 17 other Republican state attorneys general that claims the 4 battleground states illegally expanded mail-in balloting that helped President-elect Joe Biden.

Trump’s authorized papers sought to again up the declare by citing numerous election outcomes from states and counties that he received and misplaced, then including: “These items simply don’t usually occur, and a big proportion of the American individuals know that one thing is deeply amiss.”

However the president did not present evidence of fraud, asserting that “it is just essential to reveal that the elections within the defendant states materially deviated from the ‘method’ of selecting electors established by their respective state Legislatures.”

And to again up his request to intervene within the long-shot lawsuit, he cited partisan polls purporting to indicate that Individuals mistrust the election results that gave Biden 306 electoral votes, the identical quantity Trump received in 2016.

“The truth that practically half of the nation believes the election was stolen ought to come as no shock,” his attorneys wrote. “President Trump prevailed on practically each historic indicia of success in presidential elections.”

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Paxton, a staunch Trump backer who has regularly sued in help of the president’s insurance policies, informed the Supreme Court docket Tuesday that officers within the 4 states used “govt fiat or pleasant lawsuits” to broaden voting by mail and to weaken signature verification and witness necessities meant to guard poll integrity.

“By ignoring each state and federal regulation, these states haven’t solely tainted the integrity of their very own residents’ vote, however of Texas and each different state that held lawful elections,” the state lawyer common stated.

Officers in all 4 states had criticized Texas’ submitting as an irresponsible publicity stunt that recycled false and disproven claims of election irregularities. 

“These fact-less, baseless ‘lawsuits’ to stir confusion and doubt in our techniques are un-American, and we should always not enable this circus to proceed,” Pennsylvania Legal professional Common Josh Shapiro stated.

Contributing: Chuck Lindell, Austin American-Statesman

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