Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, which Joe Biden won when the White House claimed.
The 17 states, all of which had supported the outgoing president, offered a friendly note in support of the cause to shake off Biden’s victories in those four states.
Mr. Paxton claims that Covid-related changes to state election procedures violate federal law, and he wants the US Supreme Court to block those states in the electoral college.
It is the latest legal attempt by supporters of the outgoing president to try to help him cling to power.
But the attorneys and supporters of the president suffered a long series of defeats in courtrooms across the country in their attempts to deny Biden his legal victory.
According to reports, a friend feed was led by Missouri.
Other states that prosecutors have signed include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.
In his lawsuit to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, Paxton claimed that the four states had broken the law by changing their electoral policies and allowing voter fraud to occur.
He also asked the nation’s highest court to postpone the December 14 deadline for states to appoint their presidential electors.
Lawyers in Texas wrote: “This deadline, however, should not prove the outcome of a potentially illegal election in the midst of this storm.”
Georgia’s Republican Foreign Minister Brad Ravensburger rejected the claim.
“The allegations in the lawsuit are false and irresponsible,” said Georgia’s deputy foreign minister, Jordan Fox.
“Texas claims there are 80,000 forged absentee ballot signatures in Georgia, but it doesn’t show a single person that happened. That’s because it didn’t.”
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel rejected Paxton’s claim, describing it as a “publicity stunt.”
“The actions of Mr. Paxton are less than the dignity of the attorney general’s office and the people of the great state of Texas,” she said.
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit demanding the cancellation of mailing ballots in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Trump threw his support behind the lawsuit, calling it “big.”
“We will get involved in the Texas case (as well as many other states). That’s the big thing. Our country needs victory!” Mr Trump wrote on Twitter.
Last month, it was reported that the FBI was investigating allegations of abuse of position against Paxton.
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