Pennsylvania is not much different from Iowa in that it lacks many Republicans elected to statewide roles. Democrat governor, Democrat attorney general.
Iowa differs slightly, however, with Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds.
Multiple sources contacted The Iowa Standard on Thursday after reading about the Pennsylvania Senate filing a friend-of-the-court brief, or amicus curiae. The legislative body argues the Supreme Court should address the usurpation of the GOP-controlled general assembly’s authority by the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf and the Democrat-majority Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Twenty-four of the 28 Republican state senators signed on to the amicus brief.
In addition, Republican representatives from the Pennsylvania House filed their own amicus brief, supporting Texas’ request.
More than 100 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives also signed a brief backing the Texas lawsuit.
“This brief presents (our) concern as Members of Congress, shared by untold millions of their constituents, that the unconstitutional irregularities involved in the 2020 presidential election cast doubt upon its outcome and the integrity of the American system of elections,” it states.
Congressman Steve King of Iowa signed the brief. And on Twitter he encouraged Gov. Reynolds to join 18 other states in support of the Texas election fraud lawsuit.
Reynolds, for her part, denied Iowa AG Tom Miller the opportunity to sign a brief in support of the four states Texas is challenging.
However she says she cannot do anything regarding the Texas suit because of Iowa’s Democrat Attorney General.
She said Iowa wasn’t even offered an opportunity to sign on because of Miller being the attorney general.
“If this is something that comes up again, they’ll be sure to notify Iowa and give us an opportunity to weigh in on it,” Reynolds said.
If Pennsylvania’s legislative chambers can sign on, sources told The Iowa Standard so too can Iowa’s.