President Donald Trump’s campaign legal team announced the steps to be taken after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Texas’s election fraud lawsuit.
In an interview with Newsmax on Friday, Dec. 11, attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis explained that they are considering filing separate lawsuits in district court. Both asked the courts for courage to allow hearings on the lawsuits.
The new strategy from President Trump’s legal team was reported hours after the Supreme Court rejected a Texas lawsuit to challenge the 2020 election results in four disputed states.
The justices denied the Lone Star State’s request to sue Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin. They said that Texas “has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections. All other pending motions are dismissed as moot.”
Giuliani called the court’s decision a “terrible mistake.”
“Basically the courts are saying they want to stay out of this, they don’t want to give us a hearing, they don’t want the American people to hear the facts,” the former New York City mayor said.
“These facts will remain an open sore in our history unless they get resolved. They need to be heard they need to be aired and somebody needs to make a decision on whether they’re true or false. And some courts are going to have to have the courage to make that decision,” he said.
It is worth mentioning that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said, “In my view, we do not have discretion to deny the filing of a bill of complaint in a case that falls within our original jurisdiction … I would therefore grant the motion to file the bill of complaint but would not grant other relief, and I express no view on any other issue.”
Alito said that Justice Clarence Thomas, another conservative, also shared his view.
In his Dec. 7 Supreme Court complaint, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had asked the Supreme Court to extend the deadline for voter certification to help investigate the vast allegations of fraud and irregularities in the four states.
The Texas lawsuit was strongly supported: 21 other states signed or expressed a desire to sign. In addition, more than 120 Republicans in the House also supported it.
“The case wasn’t rejected on the merits the case was rejected on standing,” Giuliani said. “The answer to that is to bring the case now to the district court by the president by some of electors alleging the same facts where there would be standing and therefore get a hearing,” he explained.
“There’s nothing that prevents us from filing these cases immediately in the district court, in which the president would have standing,” he continued. “Some of the electors would have standing in that their constitutional rights have been violated,” he said.
Senior legal adviser of President Trump’s team, Ellis, maintained that there is a “line of attack.”
“The mayor said that we’ve contemplated filing this as separate lawsuit in district court because obviously the president himself would have standing. It’s amazing to think that these other states, these voters who are disenfranchised, wouldn’t,” he reasoned.
President Donald Trump wrote about it on his Twitter account, “The Supreme Court really let us down. No Wisdom, No Courage!”
The Supreme Court really let us down. No Wisdom, No Courage!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2020
On Twitter Ellis stated, “It makes sense that a state would not have standing to challenge voting irregularities that only impacted state-wide elections. But when states join together in a process to elect the President and several states cheat, that violation of rules impacts the whole Electoral College.”
It makes sense that a state would not have standing to challenge voting irregularities that only impacted state-wide elections. But when states join together in a process to elect the President and several states cheat, that violation of rules impacts the whole Electoral College.
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) December 12, 2020
Also, in her dialogue with Newsmax, Ellis pointed out that the legal team still has time until Jan. 6, when Congress will officially count the votes of the Electoral College.
“That date in January. That’s the date of ultimate significance. And the Supreme Court has recognized that,” she said. “We still have time,” she added.
She also pointed to the role of state legislatures that “still have time to do the right thing.” She described how they can hold hearings and make complaints to the election delegates. “I hope that now all of the evidence we have brought forth in these hearings will give them the inspiration and courage that they need to act,” she added, noting that there are “significant” numbers of legislators in swing states who “want to exercise their Article II authority, but it’s been leadership that’s refusing to do the constitutionally appropriate thing.”
Looking ahead, Ellis stated, “Regardless of the outcome here we’re going to continue to do the right thing.”
“President Trump is courageous, he is standing for truth, the Constitution, election integrity, and it is always a fight that is worth fighting,” she concluded.
Indeed, President Trump has several ongoing lawsuits in state and federal courts, some of which are headed to the Supreme Court. There are also lawsuits filed by third parties, such as those of attorney Sidney Powell, which are also being processed through the court system.