Texas AG Paxton Files U.S. Supreme Court Lawsuit Over Battleground State Election Results

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing four battleground states in the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent them from casting their respective Electoral College votes certifying former Vice President Joe Biden’s win.

The lawsuit against Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, and Wisconsin was announced earlier this week prior to the states certifying the Electoral College votes scheduled for December 14.

Paxton’s office issued a statement:

The four states exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to justify ignoring federal and state election laws and unlawfully enacting last-minute changes, thus skewing the results of the 2020 General Election.

Other states, including Arkansas and Missouri, joined the Texas lawsuit.

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced support of the lawsuit based on “all legally appropriate manners.”

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt also announced support of the lawsuit saying, “Missouri is in the fight.”

Fox News reports:

Eric Schmitt, the attorney general from Missouri, announced on Twitter late Tuesday that his state is “in the fight” after Texas announced its election challenge that would invalidate the 62 Electoral College votes from four battleground states and award President Trump with a second term.

Supporters of the lawsuit commented on social media including President Trump.

Paxton has a strong case given the way some states changed the rules in the middle of the presidential election without involvement with their legislatures.

The Supreme Court should rule in favor of Paxton’s effort and block the Electoral College votes in those states.