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18 states join Texas case seeking to overturn Biden win

Eighteen states have joined Texas in its lawsuit that seeks to halt presidential electors in four battleground states from casting their votes for President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenDC residents jumped at opportunity to pay for meals for National Guardsmen Joe Biden might bring 'unity' – to the Middle East Biden shouldn't let defeating cancer take a backseat to COVID MORE.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) filed the lawsuit before the Supreme Court on Tuesday against Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania — all states Biden won. It argues that electors from those states should not cast their votes because the states unconstitutionally changed their voting processes to allow for mail-in voting.

The attorneys general of seventeen states that President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE won filed an amicus brief on Wednesday. Those states are: Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia.

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Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) filed a separate brief in support of the case.

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Trump on Wednesday filed a motion to intervene in the case, and reportedly asked Texas Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBiden leans on Obama-era appointees on climate Ethics complaint filed against Biggs, Cawthorn and Gosar over Capitol riot Hawley, Cruz see approval ratings dip in wake of Capitol riot: poll MORE (R) to argue the case before the high court.  

The defendant states are set to file their oppositions to the high court by 3 p.m. on Thursday, according to CNBC.

The bid comes as the president and his allies continue their attempts to cast doubt on the election results and allege widespread voter fraud.

Biden was projected to win the election about a month ago, but Trump and his allies have mounted multiple legal challenges to contest or overturn them. Most have been unsuccessful.

On Tuesday the Supreme Court rejected a bid by Pennsylvania Republicans to void the results of the state's election.

Meanwhile, the Electoral College will cast their ballots on Monday, finalizing Biden’s win.