At least 17 Republican attorneys general and 106 Republican members of Congress have signed onto amicus briefs supporting Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton’s (R) lawsuit seeking to overturn the certified election results of four other states.
The signatories include 12 members of the Texas delegation: U.S. Reps. Kevin Brady (R-The Woodlands), Michael Burgess (R-Flower Mound), Michael Cloud (R-Victoria), Mike Conaway (R-Midland), Dan Crenshaw (R-Humble), Bill Flores (R-Bryan), Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler), Lance Gooden (R-Terrell), Kenny Marchant (R-Coppell), Randy Weber (R-Friendswood), Roger Williams (R-Austin) and Ron Wright (R-Arlington). U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) agreed to President Trump’s personal request that he argue the cast before the Supreme Court.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) was not as supportive. A former state Supreme Court Justice and Attorney General told CNN’S Manu Raju that he “struggle[d] to understand the legal theory of it.” U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-Austin) tweeted that he supported pursuit of litigation where it may succeed but thought Paxton’s suit “itself represents a dangerous violation of federalism.”
SD30 special: Early voting continues for the December 19 special runoff election. Through yesterday (Wednesday), the first day of the in-person early voting period, just under 13K people had voted in person or by mail.
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