President Donald Trump has tweeted that he will “intervene” in a legal bid in Texas to stop the results of the presidential election, as the move has been branded “insane.”
On Tuesday, the state of Texas asked the U.S. Supreme Court to release the results of the presidential election in four states in a lengthy effort to overturn the victory of President-elect Joe Biden.
The lawsuit was declared by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, and targeted President Trump, who won in 2016, but lost the Nov. 3 election.
The lawsuit seeks to have Republican-led states in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin try to get their own voters to decide, rather than submit a Democratic victory voted by their residents.
It has been criticized by all state officials, and legal experts say it is unlikely to succeed, according to Reuters.
“The case that everyone was waiting for was Texas and many more who joined the state. It is very strong, all Criteria met.
“How can you be president when the overwhelming majority thinks the election was fair?” President Trump tweeted falsely on Wednesday morning.
He added: “We will be interested in the case in Texas (many more states). This is big. Our country needs a victory! “
According to Newsweek, the attorney generals of Alabama and Louisiana tweeted about President Trump’s case after expressing interest in joining the legal action.
On Tuesday evening, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said he would join the lawsuit if the Supreme Court accepted it.
In his statement on Tuesday, Mr. Marshall wrote, “Unconstitutional acts and fraudulent votes in other states affect not only the citizens of that state, they affect the citizens of all states in the entire United States,” Mr. Marshall wrote in his statement.
Mr. Pexton’s lawsuit alleges that the results of the four states must be annulled because changes to comply with the COVID-19 system were made without being passed by the legislature.
He claimed the changes were unconstitutional, and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry agreed Tuesday that “some states appear to have conducted their elections in defiance of the US Constitution.”
“Furthermore, many Louisianans have become even more frustrated by the attempts of some people in the media and the political class to favor legitimate issues for the sake of cost.”
Mr. Landry added: “While we observe the rules, if elections in another state are held outside the limits of the Constitution, Louisiana citizens are harmed.”
Speaking to CNN on Tuesday evening, George Conway, the husband of Attorney and Mr. Trump’s former councilor Kellyn Conway, said the lawsuit was “still the craziest thing.”
He went on to say: “They are mocking the Supreme Court’s notion that in some places the vote is sometimes more one-sided than others. It’s crazy and they say it.”
Mr Conway added: “They are throwing all the rubbish allegations of fraud that the Trump campaign will not put any of their allegations in their federal district court! It is unreasonable and embarrassing.”
On Tuesday night, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a similar lawsuit by Pennsylvania Republicans seeking to invalidate the state’s popular vote and allow its state legislature to decide its voters.
Electoral college elections are scheduled for Dec. 14 for final voting, which will then be approved by Congress in January.
Although Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election last month, Mr. Trump has not officially acknowledged the transition process.
The president and his campaign team have filed about 40 failed lawsuits on the battlefield that Mr. Biden won. The Trump party has so far provided no conclusive evidence of any major vote irregularities.
Mr. Biden won the presidential election with 306 to 232 electoral college votes and received 7 million more ballots nationally than Mr. Trump.