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Aderholt supports Texas AG’s lawsuit challenging election results

Aderholt is in the process of joining an amicus brief filed by members of Congress in support

Congressman Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama, announced his support for a lawsuit filed by the Republican attorney general of Texas challenging the 2020 presidential election results. “I support this lawsuit 100 percent,” Aderholt said.

Aderholt is in the process of joining an amicus brief filed by members of Congress in support of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s election lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court.

“I am proud to support this amicus brief filed with the United States Supreme Court to ensure the 2020 Presidential Election was conducted fairly and without voter fraud,” Aderholt stated. “I signed onto the brief but a technical snafu in the sponsor’s office kept mine and several other members off the list. The sponsor is working to have my name and others officially added tomorrow. I support this lawsuit 100%. Our democracy depends on free, fair and accurate elections. That is the bedrock of our democracy.”

To this point, the Trump campaign team has not produced evidence of substantial voter fraud or fraud in sufficient numbers to have affected the results of the Nov. 3 general election. That lack of evidence is not stopping President Donald Trump and his team from making constant allegations.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and the state of Alabama, along with other states, joined the Paxton lawsuit. Marshall appeared on the Fox News morning show “Fox and Friends” on Thursday prior to a meeting with Trump.

“We still believe that President Trump will have an opportunity to be able to come back for another four years and want to discuss ways that we can be supportive of this administration,” Marshall said on air.

Republican insider and Trump supporter former State Rep. Perry Hooper Jr. had previously urged Marshall to join the Texas lawsuit.

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“I respectfully request that Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall join Texas in this lawsuit,” Hooper said on Tuesday. “I also ask every Republican attorney general in the country to join in this action.”

Texas is challenging the election procedures in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin on the grounds that they violate the Constitution and that administrative decisions on the conduct of the elections violated state laws passed by the legislatures in those states.

“Texas argues that these states violated the Electors Clause of the constitution because they made changes to voting rules and procedures through the courts or through executive actions, but not through the state legislatures,” Hooper said. “Additionally, Texas argues that there were differences in voting rules and procedures in different counties within the states, violating the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause.”

Texas Attorney General Bill Paxton said, “The battleground states flooded their people with unlawful ballot applications and ballots while ignoring statutory requirements as to how they were received, evaluated, and counted.”

Democratic party officials encouraged Democrats to vote early by mail-in ballots while Trump and Republicans urged their voters to vote on Election Day. Because of this difference in strategy, Trump overwhelmingly won the most votes counted on Election Day while Biden overwhelmingly won mail-in ballots. If the court rejects the mail-in ballots in those four states, that would effectively disenfranchise — after the fact — millions of Democratic voters, who at the time, thought they were just following the law and mailing back in their ballots that they were mailed.

The Supreme Court and other federal courts have rejected similar complaints before.

Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, has called on Congress not to certify the Electoral College votes from the four swing states. Congressman-elect Barry Moore, R-Alabama, has joined Brooks in that effort. Brooks led a letter, signed by Moore and 22 other House Republicans, to U.S. Attorney General William Barr demanding the Justice Department investigate voter fraud.

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The Alabama Democratic Party accused Marshall, Brooks, Moore and Republicans of intentionally undermining public confidence in the electoral process.

“Alabama’s working families deserve representation who fight to improve their lives, not politicians who peddle conspiracy theories,” said ADP Executive Director Wade Perry in a statement. “Let’s be clear—the election is long since over, Joe Biden will be the president, and these lawsuits are dumb. Merrill, Marshall, Moore, and Brooks are pushing these dangerous ideas to intentionally undermine the public’s trust in the process. While Republicans chase vanity projects on the taxpayers’ dime, we will be focused on issues Alabamians care about most.”

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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