According to The Hill, we’re getting somewhat of a little dose of that sentiment right now as two pseudo-states, known as “New Nevada” and “New California” officially filed amicus briefs in support of Texas’ attempt to overturn the election results in four swing states in the nation’s High Court.
In joining the multi-state efforts to prove that the results of the 2020 election in Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania should be voided, New Nevada and New California wrote that they were “directly impacted by the arbitrary and capricious changes in election laws and procedures occur with unfortunate regularity in the current States of California and Nevada.”
For a little background on the two “new” states, they’re both comprised of rural, red-leaning counties in their respective states, where people feel like they’re never fairly represented given how blue the rest of the states are in the population centers. New California declared its “independence” in 2018 and fights to become the 51st state.
At the crux of their argument, the two “new” states argued that both absentee votes and in-person votes were not handled in a uniform manner across both states. They also claimed that voters who registered early were treated differently than those who registered to cast their vote on election day.
Robert E. Thomas III, chairman of the New Nevada State movement, added to the brief that “disparate treatment is a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”
This is an excerpt from Thehill