CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) UPDATE TUESDAY, JAN. 12, 2021 — Back in December 2020, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey entered the state into a lawsuit regarding the results of the 2020 General Election. The suit was filed by the Attorney General of Texas. It alleges voting irregularities took place in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Attorney General Morrisey sent a statement to 59 News. He said in part quote “Our December brief sought to fully investigate allegations that several states had not properly interpreted their own laws as they conducted their elections”
Leaders of the NAACP said the lawsuit is racist, unethical and un-American, and is an effort to disenfranchise voters.
The NAACP has support from three members of the West Virginia House of Delegates, including Danielle Walker from Monongalia County. She said they plan on introducing a resolution in the next legislative session that calls for an investigation into Morrisey’s participation in the lawsuit.
“Adopting this resolution to ask for the resignation of attorney general Patrick Morrisey,” Walker said.
Walker said Morrisey has a responsibility to voters.
“To take away one of the most important democratic processes to those voters who stood in line, wanting their voices to be heard, is an insult to the civil rights activists,” Walker said.
But Morrisey said his actions were warranted. “It’s absolutely appropriate for a state attorney general to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to get the law right – holding free and fair elections should be one of the most important goals of our republic,” said Morrisey in a statement.
CHARLESTON, WV (WVNS) — The West Virginia chapter of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is calling for the removal of West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. The action comes in response to the Attorney General entering West Virginia into a lawsuit over the results of the 2020 General Election.
The Attorney General announced WV will join a lawsuit from Texas that alleges voting irregularities in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The suit was announced on Dec. 9. It was presented before the U.S. Supreme Court.
In a release on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 the WV NAACP contends Morrisey’s participation in the lawsuit disenfranchises voters in the four battleground states. It labels the efforts as racist, unethical and un-American.
The group is now calling for Morrisey’s removal as the the Attorney General and for him to be disbarred in the upcoming WV Legislative Session. The effort is supported by Delegates Danielle Walker (D – Monongalia, 51), Mike Pushkin (D – Kanawha, 37) and Barbara Fleischauer (D – Monongalia , 51) who will present the resolution.
59News reached out to Attorney General Morrisey regarding the release from the WV NAACP. He provided the following response:
I strongly condemned violence at the U.S. Capitol as it happened Jan. 6 and continue to do so.
It’s absolutely wrong for these radical, far-left delegates and their allies to make allegations out of thin air and try to politicize the death of a brave law enforcement official and other individuals.
Our December brief sought to fully investigate allegations that several states had not properly interpreted their own laws as they conducted their elections. It’s absolutely appropriate for a state attorney general to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to get the law right — holding free and fair elections should be one of the most important goals of our republic. That’s what that brief focused on.Patrick Morrisey, WV Attorney General