As President Trump’s legal team continues to find themselves in an uphill battle on the subject of the 2020 election, there is still one whopper of a lawsuit out there that gives MAGA-land hope.
This particular suit was filed by the State of Texas, and contends that four of this election’s battleground states operate their elections in such a way that it effects the Lone Star State’s electoral system from afar.
The suit has already seen considerable support from other states, such as Missouri, but now it appears as though a sizable number of Republicans in Congress are in favor of seeing this through to the Supreme Court.
A Republican congressional ally of President Trump solicited more than 100 of his fellow GOP lawmakers to sign on to a brief with the Supreme Court in support of a long-shot lawsuit filed by Texas seeking to delay certification of presidential electors in four battleground states won by President-elect Joe Biden.
Congressman Mike Johnson, a Republican from Louisiana, circulated an email, obtained by CBS News, from his personal account to GOP members Wednesday that asked them to join a friend-of-the-court brief to be filed in support of the effort spearheaded by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Johnson was a vocal defender of Mr. Trump during impeachment proceedings.
“The simple objective of our brief is to affirm for the court (and our constituents back home) our serious concerns with the integrity of our election system,” Johnson wrote. “We are not seeking to independently litigate the particular allegations of fraud in our brief (this is not our place as amici). We will merely state our belief that the broad scope of the various allegations and irregularities in the subject states merits careful, timely review by the Supreme Court.”
The group was adamant about their concerns.
A total of 105 House Republicans joined Johnson in his brief backing Texas’ case on Thursday, which argued governors, state courts and election officials usurped the constitutional authority of state legislatures in changing election rules.
“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,” the Republicans said.
Johnson said Mr. Trump called him Wednesday morning “to express his great appreciation for our effort” to file the brief.
The lawsuit, while well-supported, is still believed to be a bit of a long-shot to succeed, and White House insiders have suggested to the press that the Trump team has been quietly packing up the White House in recent days.
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