The comments come after the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said that Texas did not meet the procedural thresholds that would warrant the court's review of a lawsuit that sought to challenge election results in the four key swing states won by President-elect Joe Biden.
Chris Carr, Georgia's Republican Attorney-General, noted like the others that Texas can not show it has been harmed by the election results in other states. It asked that the voting results in those states be thrown out due to their changes in voting procedures that allowed expanded mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic.
"From a legal perspective, the fat lady has sung", said Steve Vladeck, a CNN Supreme Court analyst and University of Texas Law professor.
He says it's common for lower court judges to dismiss "tough" cases like this because he says they don't want to be responsible for changing an election.
Pence told the crowd that "so far just in the last few days 18 states have joined the Lone Star State to defend the integrity of our elections before the highest court in the land". The case hasn't yet been formally docketed at the Supreme Court.
"All I can say is God bless Texas", the vice president stressed.
The Texas suit claimed that officials in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Georgia used fears of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus as a justification to disregard election laws, which the Constitution grants only to the various state legislatures.
But he has shied away from Trump's claims of massive voter fraud.
Michigan's 16 electors are statutorily obligated to cast their vote for President-elect Joe Biden on December 14.
Trump's campaign and his allies already have been spurned in numerous lawsuits in state and federal courts challenging the election results. All four of the targeted states have Republican-led legislatures. The longshot lawsuit, if successful, could also have the entire election pushed into the House of Representatives, where each state delegation would have one vote and Republican delegations outnumber Democratic delegations.
"What Texas is doing in this proceeding is to ask this court to reconsider a mass of baseless claims about problems with the election that have already been considered, and rejected, by this court and other courts", Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania's Democratic Attorney-General, wrote. She said there isn't a "plausible" allegation that Dominion's machines were hacked, but says the team's allegations of fraud are "conceivable". Ted Cruz of Texas to argue the case before the justices.