Idaho Lieutenant 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.
Governor Brad Little also announced today he proudly stands with the Idaho Republican Party in supporting Texas in its efforts to ensure American’s elections meet the highest standards and expectations of the U.S. Constitution, and he will file an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit.
“Idaho’s elections are safe and secure, and we expect the same of other states. Protecting the sanctity of the voting process is paramount to ensuring a strong democratic process, and our citizens need the confidence that their vote counts,” Little said.
Amicus curiae briefs are filed by third parties who have a special interest or expertise in a case and want to influence the Court’s decisions in a particular way.
The Texas lawsuit, McGeachin said, 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 Representative 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,” 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,” McGeachin wrote in a release. “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.
“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,” McGeachin said. “There is no duty more fundamental to being an elected official than protecting and defending our republican form of government. 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 amicus brief reads. “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.”
“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,” Scott said.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed the lawsuit Tuesday, president Donald Trump filed as an intervenor the next day, and 17 GOP states are now supporting the measure, though all four states named in the suit have issued briefs against the suit, Pennsylvania calling the effort to overturn the 2020 election “seditious.”
“Texas’s effort to get this Court to pick the next President has no basis in law or fact,” Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro wrote. “The Court should not abide this seditious abuse of the judicial process, and should send a clear and unmistakable signal that such abuse must never be replicated.”