Cruz offers to argue Pennsylvania election case before Supreme Court
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Monday that, should the justices decide to hear it, he has offered to present before the Supreme Court the merits of the case attorneys for President Trump are hoping will overturn Pennsylvania’s results in the 2020 election.
In a tweet, Cruz said that he had informed the president’s attorneys that he stands “ready to present the oral argument” if justices decide to grant certiorari in the case.
Because of the importance of the legal issues presented, I’ve publicly urged #SCOTUS to hear the case brought by Congressman Mike Kelly, congressional candidate Sean Parnell & state rep. candidate Wanda Logan challenging the constitutionality of the POTUS election results in PA.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 7, 2020
Attorneys for the president are hoping the Supreme Court, to which the Senate has confirmed three justices nominated by Trump, will hear a case rejected with prejudice by Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court arguing that the state’s certification of votes should be voided.
The president has launched a number of legal efforts in key battleground states such as Pennsylvania seeking to overturn his election defeat to President-elect Joe Biden, without success thus far.