Trump, whose legal team has been repeatedly rebuffed by judges, said Wednesday that he would intervene in a long-shot case filed Tuesday in which Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) is asking the Supreme Court to overturn Biden’s wins in the swing states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia.
“We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case,” Trump said. “This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!”
In the lawsuit, Paxton claims that pandemic-related changes to election procedures in the four states violated federal law and asks the court to block the states from voting in the electoral college.
On Tuesday, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) called the filing a “publicity stunt, not a serious legal pleading.”
“Mr. Paxton’s actions are beneath the dignity of the office of attorney general and the people of the great state of Texas,” Nessel said.
In his tweet Wednesday, Trump said he considered the case “very strong.”
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court denied a last-minute attempt by Trump’s allies to overturn the election results in Pennsylvania. The court’s brief order denying a requested injunction provided no reasoning, nor did it note any dissenting votes.
On Wednesday, Trump sought to distance himself from the case, tweeting that it “had nothing to do with me.” While Trump was not a party to the lawsuit, it was touted before Tuesday by his legal team.
Amid a spate of other tweets on the election results Wednesday, Trump also falsely claimed to have “received hundreds of thousands of legal votes more, in all of the Swing States, than did my opponent.”
Robert Barnes and Elise Viebeck contributed to this report.