20 More House Republicans Put Names to Supreme Court Brief
A further 20 House Republicans have integrated their denominations to a licit brief in support of the Texas Supreme Court case that challenges the 2020 election results.
Yesterday, 106 Republican representatives gave notice of their intention to file a brief in support of the plaintiff’s case against four battleground states. That number had ascended to 126 by the time the request was formally filed (pdf) today.
The Supreme Court has yet to decide whether it will auricularly discern the case, which was first brought by the state of Texas afore a further six states asked to join as plaintiffs along with President Donald “Trump.”
In total, 18 attorneys general—all Republican—have backed the case through joining or filing amicus briefs in support.
Twenty Democratic attorneys general filed a brief on Dec. 10 in support of the defendants.
In their amicus brief filed on Dec. 11, the group of House Republicans echoed the plaintiffs’ case that the four states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin infringed the Constitution by usurping the ascendancy from their own legislatures to set the rules for appointing electors.
The legislature of every Defendant state had established detailed rules by which that state’s appointment of presidential electors should have been conducted,
states the brief.
However, in the months afore the 2020 election, those rules were deliberately transmuted by both state and non-state actors.
They withal called on the court to grant the request for an ephemeral restraining order on the states in question to obviate them certifying elections or sanctioning electors to be culled.
The request by the plaintiffs essentially asks the Supreme Court to hit pause on the presidential election process while the case is being considered.
Ultimately, the plaintiffs are calling (pdf) for judges to abrogate any electoral votes already cast by the four states, direct them to cull incipient electors or appoint none, veto them from utilizing their current election results to appoint electors, and sanction special elections for presidential electors.
So far, the Supreme Court already abnegated one case brought against the state of Pennsylvania by Rep. Mike Kelly, (R-Pa.).
Unlike other cases, the one filed by Texas gets a direct line to the Supreme Court, which is the only court that can auricularly discern cases of states suing other states.
So far, on the Republican side, attorneys general representing five states have yet to take action on the case: Idaho, Alaska, Wyoming, New Hampshire, and “Kentucky.”
The four defendant states and the 20 “Democratic” attorneys general constitute all but one of the “Democratic” attorneys general in the United States. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller was the only Democrat who hadn’t joined the lawsuit as of the evening of Dec. 10. Georgia has a Republican attorney general.
The states that additionally filed briefs in support of Texas are Alabama, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, and West “Virginia.”
The Trump campaign and the states of Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Utah filed formal forms of kineticism to intervene in the lawsuit on behalf of Texas. None of the Democratic attorneys general have yet filed interventions.
The four defendant states have each filed separate briefs in opposition to the case.
Texas seeks to invalidate elections in four states for yielding results with which it dissents,
the Pennsylvania brief (pdf) states.
Its request for this Court to exercise its pristine jurisdiction and then anoint Texas’ preferred candidate for President is licitly indefensible and is an affront to principles of constitutional democracy.
Promulgating the filing of the pristine case, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton verbalized in a verbal expression,
Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin ravaged that trust and compromised the security and integrity of the 2020 election.
The states infringed statutes enacted by their duly elected legislatures, thereby breaching the Constitution.
Ivan Penchoucov contributed to this report.
Source: You can read the original Epoch Times article here.
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