Surprise! Montana’s RINO attorney general joins Texas lawsuit to challenge election fraud

Pardon my surprise when I report that Montana’s RINO Attorney General, Tim Fox, has thrown his support behind the Texas lawsuit challenging the results of four states in the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Texas claims that Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin made unconstitutional changes to their state election laws because the changes were not made by the state legislatures as mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Most of the changes made it easier to vote, often using the argument of a coronavirus emergency to justify the changes.

Montana Republicans we’re pushing for our state to join the lawsuit, but it was no sure thing. I’d call Fox at best a lukewarm Trump supporter, and in general an undependable supporter of conservative principles. Nonetheless, the pressure led Fox to do the right thing.

“What we’ve seen in the day and age of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis is numerous executive officers, governors, secretaries of state and others see fit to change their state laws for various reasons on how the election will be conducted in their state without approval of the Legislature,” Fox said Wednesday.

“The argument that Texas makes is that is in and of itself unconstitutional, that it gives rise to irregularities and the potential for fraud that should be of concern to all Americans and the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Texas has been joined by 18 states so far in supporting the lawsuit, which if successful would likely have the effect of overturning the presumed victory of Joe Biden and asking Congress to choose the president instead.


I would be remiss if I did not point out that Fox managed to get in a backhanded slap at Trump and his team when he announced his support for the lawsuit, calling the chance of success “slim at best.”

“While the odds of the U.S. Supreme Court accepting Texas’s belated lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin are slim at best, the case raises important constitutional questions about the separation of powers and the integrity of mail-in ballots in those defendant states.”

Thanks, Tim, for your lukewarm support for constitutional order and the rule of law! Glad you could see that your entire political future was at risk if you tried to turn your back on the voters!

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5 Replies to “Surprise! Montana’s RINO attorney general joins Texas lawsuit to challenge election fraud”

  1. I’ve always admired Tim Fox &, evidently, as elected president of the National Association of Attorney Generals he is highly respected by them as well. As the “People’s Lawyer” for the state of Montana, he must protect the legal rights & needs of ALL of its citizens, not just those of one, particular party so I can understand when some might misrepresent him as a RINO.

    1. Do you remember when he cleared Gov. Bullock of wrong-doing for destroying all the email correspondence in the attorney general’s office when he left that office?

  2. In order to research that issue, I accessed several web sites and find that Bozeman Senator Scott Sales, who spearheaded the accusation against Fox, has a checkered past as an extreme right wing provocateur who embarrassed himself & fellow Montana Senate Republicans on more than one occasion. The following sites speak for themselves. Fox did nothing wrong.

    https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/local/2016/09/26/fox-asked-inquiry-governors-emails/91141146/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Sales

    1. Hi Nancy: I wrote about the issue at the time. The fact that liberal media gave Fox a pass on his failure to pursue charges against a liberal Democrat governor does not impress me. But in addition, Fox has been squishy in his support for President Trump. I think the voters made the right decision by not putting him in charge of Montana. Of course, I am not saying you need to agree.

  3. A lot of Republican governors were/are squishy about Trump. He says and does things that are very controversial and heads of state need to maintain some reserve in that respect for the sake of ALL of those they govern. WE might think we perfectly understand our man, but a governor cannot risk that allegiance.

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