Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) is struggling to understand the reasoning behind a Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn election results in four other states.
Host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” Chuck Todd asked Alexander Friday if he sees the lawsuit as being “constitutionally sound.”
“That doesn’t sound like a very Republican argument to me. I mean our position, my position, Republicans believe that states are in charge of elections and Texas is a big state, but I don’t know exactly why it has a right to tell four other states how to run their elections,” Alexander said.
He added, “I’m having a hard time figuring out the basis for that lawsuit.”
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EXCLUSIVE: @SenLamarAlexander says the Texas lawsuit attempting to overturn election results “doesn’t sound like a very Republican argument.” #MTP
“Republicans believe that states are in charge of elections. … I’m having a hard time figuring out the basis for that lawsuit.” pic.twitter.com/sNySPZGa9Y
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) December 11, 2020
President Donald Trump and 17 other states are throwing their support behind the lawsuit filed by Texas.
The lawsuit argues officials in the four states illegally changed voting procedures, leading to fraud and voting irregularities.
“The Supreme Court has a chance to save our Country from the greatest Election abuse in the history of the United States,” Trump wrote on Twitter, as IJR previously reported.
Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin called on the Supreme Court Thursday to reject the lawsuit.
Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s Democratic attorney general, wrote in a filing, “What Texas is doing in this proceeding is to ask this court to reconsider a mass of baseless claims about problems with the election that have already been considered, and rejected, by this court and other courts.”
Dana Nessel, Michigan’s Democratic attorney general added to her filing, “The challenge here is an unprecedented one, without factual foundation or a valid legal basis.”
Chris Carr, Georgia’s Republican attorney general, continued in his filing, “The novel and far-reaching claims that Texas asserts, and the breathtaking remedies it seeks, are impossible to ground in legal principles and unmanageable.”
Josh Kaul, Wisconsin’s Democratic attorney general, stressed there is no evidence of voter fraud.
“There has been no indication of any fraud, or anything else that would call into question the reliability of the election results,” Kaul wrote.
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