The state of Texas has filed a lawsuit against the states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin at the Supreme Court, calling changes they made to election procedures amid the coronavirus pandemic unlawful. The move comes as Republicans are ramping up their efforts to help President Donald Trump overturn the results of the U.S. election, Reuters reported Tuesday.
According to the report, the lawsuit was announced by the Republican attorney general of Texas Ken Paxton and was filed directly with the Supreme Court, which has a 6-3 conservative majority including three justices appointed by Trump.
The Supreme Court is not obligated to hear the case.
The lawsuit represents the “latest legal effort intended to reverse the Republican president’s loss to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden in the Nov. 3 election. Biden won in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Trump’s campaign and Trump allies have pursued unsuccessful lawsuits in each of those states making unfounded claims of widespread election fraud,” noted Reuters.