LITTLE ROCK – The ACLU of Arkansas issued the following statement today regarding Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s decision to join a Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 election by invalidating 62 Electoral College votes in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. 

“This attempt by our Attorney General to subvert the will of the people and overturn the results of a free and fair election should concern every Arkansan - regardless of party,” said ACLU of Arkansas executive director Holly Dickson. “With a pandemic raging and thousands of Arkansas facing layoffs and eviction notices, Attorney General Rutledge is using taxpayer money to support a meritless and politically-motivated lawsuit to cancel the votes of millions of Americans. Political stunts that waste taxpayer money are unfortunately what we’ve come to expect from our state’s chief legal official, but this brazen attempt to cancel the votes of millions of Americans is truly beyond the pale.”