Seventeen States File in Support of Texas Lawsuit

President Trump also seeks to intervene.

Texas drew support Wednesday from 17 other states that are backing its Supreme Court bid to block election certification in contested states. President Trump has also filed to be an intervenor—a party to the lawsuit. The 17 states have filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief.

The Texas lawsuit seeks to throw out the voting results due to irregularities in four states: Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The case was filed directly with the Supreme Court rather than with a lower court, as is permitted for certain litigation between states. The defendants have called the lawsuit an attack on democracy.

The Texas suit argues that changes made by the four states to voting procedures in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic to expand mail-in voting were unlawful. Texas asked the Supreme Court to immediately block the four states from using the voting results to appoint presidential electors to the Electoral College. Texas also asked the Court to delay the December 14 date for Electoral College votes to be formally cast.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Supreme Court Justices as they consider the Texas suit.
  • For the governors, attorneys general, and election officials of Texas and the states that filed amicus briefs.
  • For the officials of the four states that are defendants in the lawsuit as they prepare their responses.
  • For the outcome to be accepted as a part of God’s plan for America at this time (Daniel 2:21).

Sources: Reuters, The Federalist


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