Big Tierney Sneed repositoryt for TPM:
Before Texas filed a lawsuit asking the Supreme Court to block President Biden’s victories in four battleground states, a draft of the petition was sent to the Louisiana attorney general’s office.
The latter pattern is very similar to was finally filed by Texas on December 8. Much of the language proposed in the draft lawsuit made it the final Texas complaint, and certain parts of the two versions are nearly identical word for word. But there is one key difference. It was written to be filed by Louisiana, as well as several unspecified states, listed as states “A” and “B.” The draft complaint leaves sample language for future claimant states to fill out with their contact information and attorneys. It also targeted six battleground states that had backed Biden, while the final Texas version sued only four.
As the New York Times previously reported, A team of attorneys seeking to reverse Trump’s loss arrived in Louisiana in late November to bring a case before the Supreme Court, after they were initially rejected by the Texas attorney general’s office. The previously unpublished draft of the lawsuit it turned over to Louisiana’s attorney general was recently obtained by TPM, through a public records request filed by the left-wing watchdog group American Oversight. Internal communications between the Louisiana office and attorneys affiliated with Trump, including former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, also obtained in the request of American Sight and shared with TPM.
They show how Kobach repeatedly harassed Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office and what documents were used to push Landry to sue. Much of the email’s content is redacted. However, as the New York Times reported, the approach to Attorney General Landry is part of a larger campaign targeting the Republican Attorney General, who has previously been linked to Trump. Landry was one of nine attorneys general for a group known as Lawyers for Trump, and at the time also led the Republican Association of Attorney Generals.
However, the newly obtained emails show how Landry’s associate, Louisiana Attorney General Elizabeth Murrill, has managed to keep the lawyers who are pushing the election reversal case.