Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey filed a lawsuit against the state of New York, claiming the lawfare against President Trump violated the First Amendment rights of Missourians.

“I have filed suit against the State of New York for hijacking the presidential election by illegally scheming to jail their presidential opponent, President Trump,” Bailey said.

“New York’s illicit prosecution, gag order, and sentencing of President Trump has undermined his ability to campaign. This overt meddling in a presidential election sabotages Missourians’ ability to cast a well-informed vote mere months before the election,” he continued.

“I am asking the Supreme Court to declare that New York’s actions unlawfully interfere with the presidential election, to remove any gag orders against President Trump, and to halt the impending sentencing until after the presidential election,” Bailey stated.

“The Supreme Court must invoke its original jurisdiction under Article III, Section II of the Constitution to settle this once and for all,” he added.

Fox News reports:

The lawsuit alleges three specific violations, including interference with the presidential election in other states, violation of the First Amendment and the unlawful change of election rules in the months leading up to an election. It comes just one month after New York’s Manhattan DA, Alvin Bragg, won a guilty verdict against Trump.

Trump was found guilty of 34 counts of falsifying business records in the first degree. Trump pleaded not guilty to all counts. Each count carries a maximum prison sentence of four years. Trump faces a maximum sentence of 136 years.

“Right now, Missouri has a huge problem with New York,” Bailey said.

“I will not sit idly by while Soros-backed prosecutors in New York hold Missouri voters hostage in this presidential election,” he added.

“Right now, Missouri has a huge problem with New York. Instead of letting presidential candidates campaign on their own merits, radical progressives in New York are trying to rig the 2024 election by waging a direct attack on our democratic process,” Bailey said.

“I am filing suit to ensure every Missourian can exercise their right to hear from and vote for their preferred presidential candidate,” he added.

Bailey’s office wrote:

His lawsuit lays out the timeline of how Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg brought charges against President Trump in order to boost Joe Biden’s campaign and keep Trump out of the White House. Bragg was previously involved in civil litigation against the former President while working for the New York Attorney General’s Office and then campaigned for his current position by promising to use that experience to prosecute him. Additionally, Bragg hired the third highest ranking member from Biden’s Department of Justice, Matthew Colangelo, to lead the prosecution against Biden’s political opponent.

His lawsuit also notes how Judge Merchan violated state judicial ethics rules by donating to the Biden campaign. Further, Judge Merchan refused to recuse himself from the case despite having donated to Trump’s general-election opponent and having a close family member who stood to gain financially from a conviction. He later imposed a gag order on President Trump when he pointed these facts out to the public.

Noting this reprehensible lawfare, General Bailey states in the lawsuit, “Trump’s conviction is very likely to be overturned on appeal. But by then, the constraints New York has sought to impose on Trump to limit his ability to campaign will already have had their full effect. Missouri has a strong, judicially enforceable interest in its citizens and electors being able to hear Trump’s campaigning free from any gag order or other interference imposed by the State of New York.”

Attorney General Bailey filed a motion of preliminary injunction, asking the Supreme Court to immediately halt any further action in the New York case until after the American people have had their say at the ballot box.

Read the lawsuit HERE.

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