39 States Pick Sides in Texas Supreme Court Election Challenge

- THE EPOCH TIMES - Dec 10, 2020 -


The Supreme Court is illuminated in Washington on Oct. 12, 2020. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

More than three dozen states and an assortment of lawmakers and third parties filed a flurry of briefs on Dec. 10, picking sides in a legal battle over whether the Supreme Court should consider a lawsuit brought by Texas that alleges that Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin conducted their elections in violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Twenty Democratic attorneys general filed a brief on Dec. 10 in support of the defendants. A day earlier, 18 Republican attorneys general backed the Lone Star State. Republican Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost backed neither party and opposed the relief sought by Texas, namely that the Supreme Court should toss out the election results in the four contested states and order their state legislatures to pick electors in accordance with the Constitution.

The four defendant states and the 20 Democratic AGs constitute all but one of the Democratic attorneys general in the United States. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller was the only Democrat who didn’t join the lawsuit as of the evening of Dec. 10. Georgia has a Republican attorney general.

On the Republican side, attorneys general representing five states didn’t take action on the case: Idaho, Alaska, Wyoming, New Hampshire, and Kentucky.

The governor of Alaska said his state’s attorney general didn’t have enough time to review the lawsuit before the deadline to join the case.



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