December 11 According to a report U.S. Attorney General of Texas recently filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the voting results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. On the 10th, the four states responded that Texas’ behavior was “seditious abuse of judicial proceedings”.
December 8th is the deadline for the U.S. state to certify election results. The Texas Attorney General and Republican Paxton filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court on the night of the 7th. The petition said that election procedures in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin were unconstitutional and “voting irregularities” during the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. President Trump submitted a document to the Supreme Court on the 9th requesting intervention in the Texas lawsuit. On the same day, Missouri Attorney General Schmidt issued a joint statement saying that 17 states, including Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas and Florida, urged nine justices of the Supreme Court to hear the lawsuit.
On the 10th, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin severely fought back against Texas’s allegations.
In a briefing to the Supreme Court, Pennsylvania Attorney General and Democrat Josh Shapiro said that Texas’s attempt to invalidate the election results in Pennsylvania and three other battlefield states was to use “false claims” to support “inflammatory abuse of judicial proceedings” and urged Supreme Court justices. We “sent a clear signal that this abuse must never be repeated”.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said, “The election in Michigan is over. Texas seems to be ignorant of this matter, and its opinion should not be heard.” Texas’ legal challenge at the Supreme Court is unprecedented, and there is no factual basis or valid legal basis.” Nessel said.
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr stressed that there is no basis for Texas to ask the Supreme Court to use the original jurisdiction in the lawsuit. Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul described the lawsuit as “unconventional interference in elections in Wisconsin and other defendant states.”