Texas lawsuit claims unconstitutional changes to election laws disenfranchised voters throughout the rest of the country.
Attorney General Ken Paxton announced six additional states have joined Texas’ federal lawsuit as co-plaintiffs challenging the constitutionality of election results in four battleground states.
In a Thursday press release, Paxton explained Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Utah have all signed on to Texas’ suit filed with the Supreme Court, alleging Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Georgia made unconstitutional changes to election laws using the Covid-19 pandemic as a pretext.
“The joining states agree with Texas: the defendant states exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to justify unlawfully enacting last-minute changes and ignoring both federal and state election laws, thus skewing the results of the 2020 General Election,” Paxton’s press release stated.
The Texas AG asserts the unlawful changes to election laws disenfranchised voters in the Lone Star State and throughout the rest of the country.
“By flouting state and federal election laws, the defendant battleground states have tainted the integrity of citizens’ votes across the entire nation,” Paxton wrote.
“To restore trust in the integrity of our election process, we must tirelessly defend its security and hold accountable those who discarded our Constitution for their own convenience. Texas is proud to have these states by its side in shining the bright light of justice.”
As of Thursday, 21 states, including Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia, had filed amicus briefs with the court in support of Texas’ lawsuit.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has tapped Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to argue the complaint if the court decides to hear the case.