‘The big one’: Trump intervenes in Texas case at Supreme Court

The Texas case asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block the Electoral College votes of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin is the “big one” his team has been waiting for, President Trump said Wednesday.

“We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case,” he wrote on Twitter. “This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!”

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed the case late Monday night alleging that unconstitutional changes made to election rules before the vote invalidates the 62 Electoral College votes from the four battleground states.

Associate Justice Samuel Alito has given the states until 3 p.m. on Thursday to file their replies to the complaint.

Missouri and 16 other states have joined Texas in the lawsuit, filing a brief Wednesday afternoon. The other states are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a Republican, said on Twitter that election integrity “is central to our republic,” and he will “defend it at every turn.”

“As I have in other cases – I will help lead the effort in support of Texas’ #SCOTUS filing today. Missouri is in the fight,” he wrote.

An opponent of the suit, Georgia Republican Attorney General Chris Carr, a Republican, called it fundamentally “wrong.”

“With all due respect, the Texas attorney general is constitutionally, legally and factually wrong about Georgia,” a spokesman for Carr told the Dallas Morning News.

Paxton, in a “Fox & Friends” interview Wednesday morning, said the elections in other states where state law was not followed “affects my voters because these are national elections.”

“We can’t go back and fix it, but we can say, OK, let’s transfer this to the legislature … and let them to decide the outcome of the election,” he said. “That would be a valid constitutional situation.”

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