States tell Supreme Court to support Texas bid to reverse Biden victory

Seventeen states whose elections were won by President Donald Trump told the Supreme Court on Wednesday to support Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit to sue, which could effectively reverse President Joe Biden’s planned election victory for the election college.

These states supported Paxton a day after he sought permission from the Supreme Court to sue Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, in which Biden won because of their voting processes.

The states supporting the lawsuit, each with a Republican attorney, are Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.

Trump defeated Biden in a referendum in all states, although one of Nebraska’s voter votes went to Biden.

Representatives of the four battlefield states targeted in the lawsuit did not respond immediately to CNBC’s comments.

Maryland prosecutor Brian Frosh, whose state voted overwhelmingly over Biden over Trump, said in a contemptuous tweet that Maryland would not join Paxton’s case after someone suggested it on Twitter.

“The seed of the lawsuit has been refuted, wild speculation, unsupported arguments and silly sobs,” Frosh tweeted.

“Joe Biden is the president-elect.”

Trump said earlier on Wednesday that he wanted to join Paxton’s legal efforts in the Supreme Court, which the defendants rejected as a Republican attorney general’s political stunt. The Supreme Court has not yet ruled on Paxton’s application.

Republican Paxton, who is still charged with securities fraud related to state crime, is seeking permission from the Supreme Court to sue the four states to block proof of their victory at Biden.

Paxton said blocking was justified because of allegedly incorrect changes in election procedures over the past year, allegedly different treatment of voters in democratic-difficult areas, and “irregularities.”

The four swing-state defendants will file their responses by 3 p.m. Thursday, against Paxton’s court requests.

The effort comes when each state has verified its individual presidential election results, which show that Biden easily won the national referendum.

Biden is projected to win the Electoral College when he exceeds the minimum of 270 votes needed to search for the White House by 36 votes more on Monday.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said Tuesday that Paxton’s petition was “an advertising ploy, not a serious legal complaint.”

“The erosion of trust in our democratic system is not attributable to the good people of Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia or Pennsylvania, but rather to partisan officials like Mr. Paxton, who add loyalty to the people rather than to their loyalty to their country,” Nessel said in a statement.

“The Michigan issues raised in the complaint have already been thoroughly discussed and rejected by both state and federal courts – judges appointed by both political parties. Mr. Paxton’s actions to the Attorney General’s Office and the great state of Texas.”

Trump refused to allow the election to Biden, claiming without evidence that he had fallen victim to widespread voting fraud.

Trump and his campaign, as well as their political allies, have repeatedly failed in legal attempts to invalidate the votes cast for Biden.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a special offer from Trump Allied Republicans disputing Biden’s victory in Pennsylvania.

Electoral law experts have indicated this seemingly unanimous rejection that the remaining efforts to overthrow Biden’s victory are doomed only to the Supreme Court.

But the GOP plaintiffs in that case plan to file a formal appeal with the Supreme Court, The Hill reported on Wednesday.

The president and his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, recently called for legislators in battlefield states whose referendums were won by Biden to override their citizens and appoint Trump’s voters to election colleges.

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