A group of Wyoming legislators and legislators-elect is 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.
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.
Eighteen other states have joined Texas in the lawsuit, which was filed directly with the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week and asks for an emergency order to block the certification of the electoral college vote and determine whether the four states allowed large numbers of “illegal” votes to be cast in the presidential election.
The letter to Gordon 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.”
Wyoming should join the lawsuit to help guarantee the integrity of the election process, the letter said.
“We, the undersigned … do hereby request Governor Mark Gordon to instruct the Attorney General of Wyoming to join the State of Texas in this lawsuit immediately in order to protect the sanctity of our election process and to ensure that Wyoming citizens’ vote will not be debased by the actions of the Defendant States,” it said.
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.
“This is not a Donald Trump issue, this issue impacts all American states,” the statement said. “Texas shouldn’t be standing alone; too much is at stake. Governor Gordon values the Constitution. We stand with him and ask that he join forces with Governors and Attorneys General across the nation to defend the Constitution.”