U.S. Vice President and 126 House Representatives Support Texas Election Lawsuit in Four Swing States
(Minghui.org) With 18 states supporting an election lawsuit filed by the State of Texas to the U.S. Supreme Court against Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin, 126 members from the House of Representatives signed an amicus brief on December 10, urging the high court to overturn the current election results.
Vice President Mike Pence declared on the same day to support the Texas lawsuit and President Trump’s intervention in the case. “President Donald Trump deserves his day in court – the Supreme Court... And all I can say is: God bless Texas,” he said at a rally in Augusta, Georgia, “We’re going to keep fighting until every legal vote is counted.”
“19 states are fighting for us, almost unheard of support!” Twittered Trump on December 10, “Tremendous support from all over the Country. All we ask is COURAGE & WISDOM from those that will be making one of the most important decisions in our Country’s history. God bless you!”
In the friend-of-the-court brief, the 106 lawmakers asked the Supreme Court to uphold the power of state legislatures to appoint presidential electors. They also wanted the Court to determine the constitutionality of ballots casting and counting under election rules established by non-legislative officials.
“This brief amicus curiae presents the concern of amici as Members of Congress, shared by untold millions of their constituents, that the unconstitutional irregularities involved in the 2020 presidential election cast doubt upon its outcome and the integrity of the American system of elections,” wrote the brief, “Amici respectfully aver that the broad scope and impact of the various irregularities in the Defendant states necessitate careful and timely review by this Court.”
“The legislature of every Defendant state had established detailed rules by which that state’s appointment of presidential electors should have been conducted. However, in the months before the 2020 election, those rules were deliberately changed by both state and non-state actors,” explained the brief, “The clear authority of those state legislatures to determine the rules for appointing electors was usurped at various times by governors, secretaries of state, election officials, state courts, federal courts, and private parties.”
“Due in large part to those usurpations, the election of 2020 has been riddled with an unprecedented number of serious allegations of fraud and irregularities. National polls indicate a large percentage of Americans now have serious doubts about not just the outcome of the presidential contest, but also the future reliability of our election system itself,” continued the statement.
Mike Johnson from Louisiana led the filing of the brief. He was joined by House Minority leader Steve Scalise (Louisiana), ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee Jim Jordan (Ohio), incoming Republican Study Committee chairman Jim Banks (Indiana), and Chair of the House Freedom Caucus Andy Biggs (Arizona).
The Amistad Project of the non-partisan Thomas More Society also filed a motion on December 10 to intervene in the Texas lawsuit on behalf of the voting public. The motion, which has been joined by 15 Michigan legislators, argues that the four swing states' widespread violations of both state law and failure to follow the US Constitution “jeopardize the social contract upon which our entire form of government is based.”