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Oklahoma AG Joins Support of Texas Lawsuit Seeking to Overturn Swing State Election Results


Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter on Wednesday joined 16 other states backing a lawsuit in which Texas asks the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in the presidential election.

Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton has asked the court to throw out results from Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — all swing states that went to President-elect Joe Biden.

In a statement, Hunter said he is "firmly committed to election security" and that Paxton’s lawsuit raises serious concerns about election integrity.

"I regret that the U.S. Supreme Court is the only forum available to resolve the many legitimate concerns regarding state elections. That is why I am joining the amicus brief in support of the Texas case, to encourage the highest court in the land to thoughtfully consider and address the matters presented," Hunter said.

The Texas lawsuit repeats some allegations about voting irregularities, mail-in ballots and recounts that have been raised in lawsuits previously thrown out by state and federal judges. According to the Washington Post, election law experts have been almost universally dismissive of Paxton’s lawsuit.

Dozens of Oklahoma House Republicans released a statement praising Hunter’s support of the lawsuit. Many of those lawmakers last month encouraged Arizona legislators to interfere in their state’s election.

Matt Trotter joined KWGS as a reporter in 2013. Before coming to Public Radio Tulsa, he was the investigative producer at KJRH. His freelance work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and on MSNBC and CNN.
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