Nine Florida Congressmen joined an amicus brief supporting a Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn four state’s election results.
Rep. Mike Johnson, a Louisiana Republican, emailed every Republican member of Congress looking for support for such a brief, filed directly to the U.S. Supreme Court by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
He ultimately won over 106 members of the House, all of whom are listed on a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday. The Hill’s Supreme Court reporter, John Kruzel, tweeted an image of the list of signatories.
That list includes nine members of Florida’s Congressional Delegation, including Reps. Gus Bilirakis, Mario Diaz-Balart, Neal Dunn, Matt Gaetz, John Rutherford, Ross Spano, Michael Waltz, Dan Webster and Ted Yoho. That’s a majority of the 14 Republicans representing Florida in the House.
“President Trump called me this morning to let me know how much he appreciates the amicus brief we are filing on behalf of Members of Congress,” Johnson tweeted. “Indeed, ‘this is the big one!'”
The amicus brief came a day after Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody joined an amicus brief with other Republican Attorneys General in support of Paxton’s lawsuit.
The Paxton suit itself relies on many accusations of voter fraud that have been dismissed in court or publicly debunked. Lawyers for Trump have declined to present evidence in previous federal court cases.
Meanwhile, Trump has voiced support for a special counsel into election fraud around the 2020 election. “Great. Most corrupt Election in history, by far. We won!!!” Trump tweeted on Thursday.
But Attorney General Bill Barr has made clear the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the election.
All states earlier this week submitted official election results, which collectively show Democrat Joe Biden won the election with 306 electoral votes. It takes 270 to win.
The Paxton lawsuit seeks to nullify election results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Those states collectively represent 62 electoral votes, which would bring Biden’s total down to 244. That’s still more than the 232 won by Trump, but without a majority, the decision on who won the election would go to Congress, where state Congressional delegations would determine the outcome.
Trump won in Florida with 51.2% of the vote.
This article first appeared at Florida Politics.
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