Late yesterday, Montana Governor Steve Bullock (D) filed a legal brief to the Supreme Court to petition them to reject Texas’ lawsuit against Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin for voter fraud. Earlier in the week, Montana Attorney General Tim Fox (R) filed alongside Texas and 17 other states to Stop the Steal of the 2020 presidential election.
Texas, Montana, and other states have filed the injunction with the Supreme Court because of voting irregularities and countless witness testimonies of voter fraud. Chiefly, their argument is that these states extended absentee voting beyond deadlines set by state legislatures, thus acting illegally. Montana – like Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin – also extended deadlines via executive fiat and Governor Bullock states that whatever the outcome of the Supreme Court, the ruling is bound to affect Montana’s election results.
Bullock said, “As this Court has repeatedly emphasized, challenges to state election laws should occur in an orderly fashion, on a non-emergency basis, well in advance of elections, according to ordinary rules of civil procedure,” Bullock wrote (pdf).
He went on, “They should not be raised in the Supreme Court, on an emergency basis, in an effort to overturn the result of an election that has already occurred.”