Twelve House Republicans from Texas File Brief Supporting Suit to Overturn Presidential Election
HCDP Chair Says This is ‘Dangerous, Last-Ditch Effort by the GOP’
A group of U.S. House Republicans, including 12 from Texas, filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court today in support of a Texas lawsuit hoping to prevent four battleground states from casting their Electoral College votes for Joe Biden.
“This is a dangerous, last-ditch effort by the GOP,” said Lillie Schechter, Harris County Democratic Party Chair. “It is a fraudulent attack on voting aimed at disenfranchising millions of voters.”
“After the blatant tactics used by the Texas GOP to push their party's agenda straight through to election day, we are fully aware of how low this party will go, but this hits a disturbing new low for Texas Republicans who are now attempting to bully other states to get their way. This is an embarrassment to those of us who believe in democracy and not at all a reflection of our values as Texans.”
“Texas voters should remember the names of these 12 representatives,” Schechter said. “They have attacked the democratic process, and they are working to spread doubt and discord among voters by calling into question legitimate election results. That Is truly indefensible.”
The 12 GOP House members listed in the brief include Representatives Kevin Brady, Michael Burgess, Michael Cloud, Mike Conway, Dan Crenshaw, Bill Flores, Louie Gohmert, Lance Gooden, Kenny Marchant, Randy Weber, Ron Wright and Roger Williams.
In the brief, 106 GOP House members formalize their support of the lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The suit, filed Dec. 7 by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, seeks to overturn the presidential election, saying the four states’ use of mail-in ballots was unconstitutional.
“The Paxton lawsuit is frivolous and unsubstantiated,” Schechter said. “He is falsely arguing voter fraud in an attempt to call for an unprecedented legal intervention in our democratic process.”
Mail-in voting increased in each state due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the suit claims election officials failed to protect mail-in voting from fraud. Election officials in each of the four states say there is no evidence that any fraud occurred.
For Immediate Release
Dec. 10, 2020
Contact: Angelica Luna-Kaufman