Press Release: Idaho Lt. Governor, Idaho State Legislators, and Other States’ Legislators File Amicus Brief Supporting Texas Lawsuit to Ensure Election Integrity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 10, 2020

Idaho Lt. Governor, Idaho State Legislators, and Other States’ Legislators File Amicus Brief Supporting Texas Lawsuit to Ensure Election Integrity

Boise, Idaho — Idaho Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin and State Legislators from Idaho, Alaska, and Arizona have filed an amicus brief supporting the state of Texas in its lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin at the United States Supreme Court.

The Texas lawsuit highlights numerous election irregularities and alleges that the four states named in the suit exploited “the COVID-19 pandemic to justify ignoring federal and state election laws and unlawfully enacting last-minute changes, thus skewing the results of the 2020 General Election.”

“I greatly appreciate the hard work of Idaho Rep. Heather Scott in spearheading this effort and the diligent efforts undertaken by Richard Seamon, The MacPherson Group, and Boyles Law to make this amicus brief possible,” Lt. Gov. McGeachin said.

The amicus brief supports and adopts the allegations asserted and arguments made in the filings submitted by the State of Texas while expanding on them by addressing the application of The Guarantee Clause to the facts before the Court, an issue not raised by the State of Texas in its filings.

As the facts alleged by the State of Texas demonstrate, the 2020 elections in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin represent the antithesis of a republican form of government. An elite group of sitting Democrat officers in each of the Defendant States coordinated with the Democrat party to illegally change the rules established by the Legislatures in the Defendant States, thereby depriving the people of their states a free and fair election—the very basis of a republican form of government.

Lt. Gov. McGeachin said, “I am pleased to join with numerous State Legislators from Idaho, Alaska, and Arizona who support doing everything we can to discover and remedy the irregularities in the 2020 Presidential election. There is no duty more fundamental to being an elected official than protecting and defending our republican form of government.”

The amicus brief explains, “No other arm of the United States government, the entity that has made the guarantee of a republican form of government to each state, can act. The case is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, which is uniquely positioned to resolve the issue. The foundation of our nation – free and fair elections reflecting the will of the governed – is at stake.”

Rep. Heather Scott said, “As Idaho legislators, we stand unified in sending a strong message across the country that we believe it’s critical to stand up and protect our republic and its electoral system and to ensure that short sighted corruption is not allowed to determine long term consequences aimed at destroying our United States.”

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