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Missouri AG joins Texas suit aimed at reversing Trump loss

December 9, 2020 GMT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican attorney general has brought the state into an effort by GOP officials across the nation to reverse President Donald Trump’s election loss.

Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Wednesday that Missouri has joined more than15 other states in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case filed by Trump ally and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton attacking election procedures in the battleground states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Democrat Joe Biden prevailed in all four, giving him the electoral votes necessary to win the November election.

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Trump has repeatedly made unsupported claims of election fraud in battleground states. Paxton’s lawsuit repeats numerous false, disproven and unsupported allegations of illegal mail-in balloting and voting.

But Schmitt said in a release that the lawsuit “raises constitutional questions of great public importance that warrant this Court’s review.”