Texas sues Georgia, Michigan, 2 other battleground states over election result

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The Attorney-General of Texas, Ken Paxton, has filed a lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in the United States Supreme Court over the 2020 Elections

The results from the battleground states handed Democratic Party candidate, Joe Biden the presidency, as he won in all.

In a statement on Tuesday, Paxton said that the states exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to justify ignoring federal and state election laws and unlawfully enacting last-minute changes, thus skewing the results of the 2020 General Election.

In the suit, the Attorney General is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block the battleground states from casting “unlawful and constitutionally tainted votes” in the Electoral College.

He argued that the four battleground states broke the law by instituting pandemic-related changes to election policies, whether “through executive fiat or friendly lawsuits, thereby weakening ballot integrity”.

According to him, the battleground states flooded their people with unlawful ballot applications and ballots while ignoring statutory requirements as to how they were received, evaluated and counted.

Paxton said, “Trust in the integrity of our election processes is sacrosanct and binds our citizenry and the States in this Union together.

“Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin destroyed that trust and compromised the security and integrity of the 2020 election.

“The states violated statutes enacted by their duly elected legislatures, thereby violating the Constitution.

“By ignoring both state and federal law, these states have not only tainted the integrity of their own citizens’ vote, but of Texas and every other state that held lawful elections.

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“Their failure to abide by the rule of law casts a dark shadow of doubt over the outcome of the entire election. We now ask that the Supreme Court step in to correct this egregious error.”

He stressed that elections for federal office must comport with federal constitutional standards.

“For presidential elections, each state must appoint its electors to the electoral college in a manner that complies with the Constitution.

“The Electors Clause requirement that only state legislatures may set the rules governing the appointment of electors and elections and cannot be delegated to local officials.

“The majority of the rushed decisions, made by local officials, were not approved by the state legislatures, thereby circumventing the Constitution,” Paxton.

President Donald Trump described the lawsuit as a “big one”, adding that his administration would intervene in the suit.

“We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case.

“This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!” President Trump said.

Leaders in the four states however dismissed the lawsuit as frivolous.

In Georgia – where Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger recertified the state’s election results again Monday after a recount, Deputy Secretary of State, Jordan Fuchs described the lawsuit as “false and irresponsible”.

“Texas alleges that there are 80,000 forged signatures on absentee ballots in Georgia, but they don’t bring forward a single person who this happened to. That’s because it didn’t happen,” Fuchs said.

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