Two States That Don't Exist Apparently Just Filed Brief in Support of TX Lawsuit to Overturn Election
Despite outgoing President Donald Trump's loss in the 2020 election to President-elect Joe Biden, Republicans across the country are backing Trump's unprecedented effort to overturn the results of a presidential election.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit on behalf of his state in the Supreme Court against four swing states: Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, and Wisconsin—all of which Biden won.
Unlike Trump's lie-ridden Twitter feed, the lawsuit doesn't assert that widespread voter fraud actually tipped the race to Biden, but that pandemic-induced changes to each state's elections process violated federal law and made any potential fraud undetectable.
The case has been summarily mocked by experts who believe that even the conservative Supreme Court won't grant the case standing, citing its faulty math and the ridiculous argument that states should be able to dictate the election laws of other states in the union, potentially overturning their election results.
Nevertheless, multiple red states have filed amicus briefings in support of the suit and even filed to intervene and join the plaintiffs.
Now—in an even more ridiculous turn—states that don't actually exist are filing amicus briefings in hopes of bolstering the shoddy case.
Robert E. Thomas III filed an amicus brief on behalf of the nonexistent states "New California" and "New Nevada," claiming that voters who registered on the day of the election were treated differently than voters who registered early, and that "disparate treatment is a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment."
The brief generated even more ridicule and rebuke for the attempted overthrow of the election.
Trumpers are now creating ALTERNATIVE STATES for the idiots who believe his ALTERNATIVE FACTS. https://t.co/I8x0AelqP5
— Morgan J. Freeman (@mjfree) December 11, 2020
Evil and stupidity are the yin and yang of today's GOP. Wherever you find one, you will find the other. Whatever one makes bad, the other makes worse. https://t.co/LSrVPCkfEL
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) December 11, 2020
We really have fallen into a #dystopian #bizarro world. States of "New California" and "New Nevada"? What in the wide, wide world of sports is going on out there?
Wait, can I get an attorney to represent the state of 'New Tin-foil-hat-land" and get in on this action?
Wow. #smh https://t.co/eIhX7hQxrV
— PackerFansUnited.com (@packfansunited) December 11, 2020
What the freaking f**k is New California and New Nevada?? #Sedition https://t.co/CZ92H7UJn1
— Pin Young (@PinYoungActress) December 11, 2020
Any second now, Charlie Kirk will be Tweeting that of course “New California" and “New Nevada" are a thing, it's all part of draining the swamp, and only stupid Libtards didn't know about the new states. https://t.co/42B77O4JqT
— Rob Anderson for Louisiana (@RobAnderson2018) December 11, 2020
And so it begins...
They're creating fake states like they did during the Civil War as the orange nazi and 106 members of congress openly commit treason...
Each day is another demonstration of evil and danger that these traitors represent as they continue to overthrow the gov. https://t.co/U24ubskMHA
— Seta Soujiro (@SSJSoujiro) December 11, 2020
Some are accusing the fake states of sedition, along with the 126 very real Republican lawmakers who filed briefings supporting the suit.
In the next chapter of GOP sedition, you have MAGA Lunatics posing as attorneys claiming to represent the nonexistent states of “New Nevada" and “New California" filing amicus briefs in support of Texas' frivolous lawsuit.
Clearly being disbarred is a thing of the past.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) December 11, 2020
Sounds like a thinly veiled threat of secession. So now we have the GOP supporting secession and sedition. Time for SCOTUS to put a clear end to this madness. Also, this is why Dems must win both GA Senate runoffs elections. The GOP is trying to endnUS democracy
— Bill Kammerer (@BillKammerer) December 11, 2020
Carve this word on their tombstone 🪦 someday: “SEDITION"
This anti-constitutional behavior is also reminiscent of the days before the fall of Rome. https://t.co/RTujFFaY0S
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) December 11, 2020
Despite their protests, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be inaugurated on January 20th.