Michigan GOP lawmakers supporting Texas lawsuit to overturn election results

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Posted at 8:25 AM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 08:25:03-05

(WXYZ) — Michigan GOP lawmakers at the state and federal level are supporting a Texas lawsuit aiming to overturn election results.

Michigan's Attorney General calls the request before the U.S. Supreme Court "outrageous."

It's called the Amistad project, and 15 state lawmakers and four congressmen in the state of Michigan are backing it. They're hoping the U.S. Supreme Court calls election results into question in order to ultimately re-elect President Trump.

"We can't lose the election. So we are going to see what happens. We have tremendous cases right now, a big, big case," said President Donald Trump.

President Trump is not backing down from losing the November election, still claiming widespread voter fraud despite substantiated evidence against it.

A lawsuit filed by the Texas attorney general before the United States Supreme Court claims state legislatures "failed to uphold their constitutional duty to certify their election results."

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Seventeen state attorneys general are in favor of the lawsuit, disputing the results. Fifteen Lansing lawmakers and four Michigan congressmen – Rep. Jack Bergman, Rep. Bill Huizenga, Rep. John Moolenaar and Rep. Tim Walberg – who are all Republicans are in support.

Rep. Huizenga even provided an update on his decision live on his Facebook page.

But not Michigan's Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel.

"As most people have suggested, this lawsuit is really one of the more outrageous that we've ever seen in modern American history," said Nessel.

On CNN Thursday night, she explained Michigan's election results have been certified and the results have been upheld in every court where they've been challenged.

She says all 18 state attorneys general behind the suit have no standing to disenfranchise Michigan voters.

"I took an oath to uphold the Michigan constitution and the United States Constitution to the best of my ability so help me God," she said. "I don't know what they did in other states. I don't know what their oath was to. I don't know if they swore to uphold the tiny, fragile ego of a man who cares about nothing but himself. But they sold their souls, and I hope it was worth it to them."

The case is pending before the Supreme Court, so the court still has to decide if it will actually hear the case.