By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
U.S. Senator-elect Cynthia Lummis voiced her support Thursday for the group of Wyoming legislators and legislators-elect asking Gov. Mark Gordon to have the state join a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas over the validity of votes cast in four states.
“We must protect free and fair elections,” Lummis said in a post on her Lummis for Wyoming Facebook page on Thursday. “I commend these legislators on their outreach to Governor Gordon and the Attorney General.”
The group of 31 legislators, including nine senators- and representatives-elect, is asking that Wyoming join the lawsuit filed against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin that challenges the validity of millions of votes cast in those states.
The lawsuit alleges the four states made unconstitutional changes to their laws before the election that tainted the outcome of the presidential election between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Lummis said she completely agreed that Wyoming should join the lawsuit, adding that she has heard from constituents in Wyoming and around the country who are concerned about “the integrity of our electoral process.”
“It is incumbent on us to uncover the truth and protect the vote upon which our system of government rests,” she wrote.
A letter sent to Gordon on Wednesday repeats allegations that the four states exploited the coronavirus to “justify ignoring federal and state election laws and unlawfully enacting last-minute changes, thus skewing the 2020 General Election.”
The letter’s signers include Sen. Dan Dockstader, R-Afton, who was recently chosen as the president of the state Senate, and Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower, who was recently selected Senate Majority Floor Leader.
Also urging Gordon to join the lawsuit is Wyoming’s Republican Party, which issued a statement on the issue on Tuesday urging action against what it called “rogue states” that unlawfully changed election laws.
Wyoming’s congressional delegation has yet to offer an opinion about the lawsuit.