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Idaho Governor, Attorney General Differ On Texas Election Lawsuit

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Idaho's top executive and top lawyer are taking opposing positions in the state of Texas'  lawsuit aimed at overturning the presidential election results in several swing states.

Governor Brad Little says he will file an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit. He says Texas is working to uphold voter confidence in America’s election system. 

He says Idaho’s elections are safe and secure and he expects other states to uphold the same standards as his state’s.

Dissenting from Little is Idaho’s top lawyer, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. Wasden says, for him, it’s a question of protecting the Gem State’s sovereignty. He says, quote, “I have significant concerns about supporting a legal argument that could result in other states litigating against legal decisions made by Idaho’s legislature and governor.” Idaho, he says, “should be free to govern itself without interference from any other state” and “should respect the sovereignty of its sister states.”

Several Northwest Congressional Republicans signed onto the Texas lawsuit, including Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Dan Newhouse from Washington, Russ Fulcher and Mike Simpson from Idaho and Greg Gianforte from Montana.