Battle lines are being drawn as 44 US states pick sides in Texas-led Supreme Court election showdown

Battle lines are being drawn as 44 US states pick sides in Texas-led Supreme Court election showdown. By RT.

After 18 Republican-led states backed Texas in challenging presidential election procedures in four swing states, 22 jurisdictions led by Democrats sided with the defendants and social media buzzed about a second US ‘civil war.’

There was a flurry of activity on the US Supreme Court docket 22O155 on Thursday, as Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin responded to the Texas complaint, Ohio filed a puzzling brief ostensibly backing neither side, a number of lawmakers also sought to join the case, all before the Democrat-led jurisdictions filed their own amici curiae brief. …

While the four states submitted their responses by the court-mandated deadline of 3pm on Thursday, Democrat-led jurisdictions mobilized legal troops for their defense. District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine led California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington – and the territories of US Virgin Islands and Guam – in the amicus brief seeking the dismissal of the Texas case.

As of Thursday, only six US states have not officially weighed in on the dispute: Alaska, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, New Hampshire and Wyoming.

hat-tip Stephen Neil