After President Trump joined the state of Texas’s election lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, he has asked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to defend it before the Supreme Court.
As reported by the Daily Wire, the lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton seeks to invalidate the election results in the four states mentioned under the allegation that they exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to alter federal and state election laws and enact unconstitutional changes at the last minute.
In particular, the lawsuit charges Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin with violating the Voters Clause of the Constitution, which states that only state legislators can institute rules regarding the appointment of electors.
“By ignoring both state and federal law, these states have not only tainted the integrity of their own citizens’ vote but of Texas and every other state that held lawful elections,” Paxton said earlier this week.
President Trump then decided to ask Cruz if he wanted to be in charge of making arguments if the election lawsuit went to the Supreme Court, which the senator agreed to, The New York Times reported on Wednesday, Dec. 9.
The news comes just as more states have endorsed the Texas lawsuit. The latest to join was Arizona, bringing the number of participants in the lawsuit to 18, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, and Missouri.
Also on Wednesday, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a statement, “Today we filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Texas v. Pennsylvania. It’s important that everyone has faith in the system and the results of the election. The rule of law is about consistency and certainty.”
Although the lawsuit has been widely criticized as going nowhere and was even labeled “frivolous” another prosecutor who has joined the case, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, rejected such arguments on Wednesday night with Fox News.
During an interview with host Martha MacCallum, Schmitt said it was not frivolous to demand that “every legal vote is counted and every illegal vote is not counted.”
For his part, professor Jonathan Turley of the George Washington University Law School, who participated in the political trials of former President Bill Clinton and current President Donald Trump, rejected accusations that the Texas lawsuit is “ridiculous,” as some have described it.
“These are not frivolous concerns. And certainly, they are important going forward. We do know that there were illegal orders given. We do know that there were votes negated. We do know that there were votes not counted,” he told host MacCallum, as collected by BizPac Review.