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Attorney General Sean Reyes Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Order

Today, Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s order denying the Texas request to file a complaint about the election process:

“While I am disappointed that the Supreme Court declined to hear the Texas v. Pennsylvania case, I respect its decision.”

“As I said when we joined Texas, this case is not about a single candidate or election. This case was always about who has authority over the election process, how that exercise of authority impacted the current election and how it will affect future elections.”

“These important questions are not going away and will no doubt come up again. It’s unfortunate we still lack clarity on critical and national constitutional questions that will remain unanswered.”

“Our office participated in this case with transparency, communicating directly  with the governor’s staff prior to joining. Because Texas and Missouri drafted the brief language, Utah was not required to spend any time writing. My Solicitor General and I reviewed the briefs before filing. Any notion that we expended a large amount of tax payer dollars is inaccurate and highly misleading.”

“We exercised  the independent authority of my office to seek clarity and finality to critical constitutional questions. Utah and America deserved answers that would give more confidence in the process.”

“I look forward to working with the new administration on common causes and continuing to vigorously defend the interests and rights of the People of the State of Utah.”

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