AG Jeff Landry: Why He Supports a Pennsylvania Recount [VIDEO]
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry talks about his filing an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court, explaining that the filing, joining nine other state AGs, asks the high court to review the Presidential election count in Pennsylvania.
Landry said Pennsylvania’s Republican majority legislature has the authority to determine election procedures and state law required that mail ballots were required to be turned in by 8pm on election night. However, the Democratic dominated Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Landry and the AGs say, unconstitutionally changed the law by allowing ballots to be counted as long as they were postmarked by Election Day.
Landry explains that the point of an amicus brief is to reaffirm support for the claim that one of the parties, in this case, the Pennsylvania GOP, has made. "We're basically urging the Supreme Court to take up the matter, because the Pennsylvania court rewrote Pennsylvania law," he says, "We do know that Justice Alito is certainly perturbed...with Pennsylvania. Basically, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rewrote...law. Basically what they did was, change the rules of the game, midway through the game."
Landry also comments on the status of a Michigan suit against the Mark Zuckerberg funded Center for Tech and Civic Life. The suit, similar to the one Landry filed against the group in October, claims that CTCL gave money to county and local election officials clerks in swing states, paying them to print and distribute absentee ballots and mail-in ballots, then target them at predominantly Democratic areas.