South Carolina AG throws support behind Texas election lawsuit

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said the Heritage Act did not cover the John C....
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said the Heritage Act did not cover the John C. Calhoun monument and said the law itself is constitutional.(Live 5/File)
Updated: Dec. 9, 2020 at 4:17 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTV) - South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson on Wednesday said he supported the election complaint Texas has brought before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) filed the lawsuit, saying election results in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Michigan are unlawful. Read the complaint HERE. The Supreme Court has called for a response to the complaint by Thursday afternoon.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court rejected a request by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pennsylvania) to reverse Pennsylvania’s certification of President-elect Joe Biden.

Wilson is urging the Supreme Court to take up election cases. His full statement can be found below.

“As S.C. Attorney General, I am committed to protecting our voters against disenfranchisement as well as ensuring election integrity. That’s why, in 2012, I successfully defended our state’s voter ID law in federal court. Last month, my office filed a brief with nine other state attorneys general in a Pennsylvania voting lawsuit that’s now pending in the Supreme Court of the United States. The Supreme Court will soon weigh in on the State of Texas’ suit for alleged unconstitutional acts in four states. Today, we are joining with 16 other state attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the Supreme Court supporting the State of Texas’ pleadings. Regardless of your ideological beliefs, we must all agree that free and fair elections are the keystone of democracy. Our Constitution’s election clauses must be followed, and the Constitution must be a guiding light for fair elections to continue to take place. Our values and the rule of law are worth defending,” Wilson said.

You can read the amicus brief here.

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