Trump-loving Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Georgia on Tuesday begging the Supreme Court to overturn the election results.
Paxton, who is under investigation by the FBI and is on the hook for securities fraud, may be playing for a pardon from Trump by challenging the election results in those four states, which President-Elect Joe Biden won.
Trump’s various lawsuits in each state have gone down in flames because no evidence of election fraud has been presented, nor does it exist.
But Texas Republicans filed the last minute lawsuit asking the high court to delay the upcoming Electoral College vote on December 14th, arguing that all four states violated federal law by passing election rules designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Texas Tribune:
In a filing to the high court Tuesday, Paxton claims 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.”
Paxton claimed that these changes allowed for voter fraud to occur — a conclusion experts and election officials have rejected — and said the court should push back a Dec. 14 deadline by which states must appoint their presidential electors.
“That deadline, however, should not cement a potentially illegitimate election result in the middle of this storm,” attorneys for Texas wrote.
Two of the four states have already responded to the lawsuit and are fighting back.
“The allegations in the lawsuit are false and irresponsible,” Georgia Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs said in a statement. “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.”
Indeed, there’s also no evidence it happened and Biden has won every single recount that has been conducted in Georgia so far. It is also impossible to match ballots with the signed envelope they came in because they’ve already been separated after signature verification took place when the votes were originally counted.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel also blasted Texas’ election meddling, calling it “a publicity stunt, not a serious legal pleading.”
“Mr. Paxton’s actions are beneath the dignity of the office of Attorney General and the people of the great state of Texas,” Nessel said.
Indeed, each state makes their own election laws and Texas cannot dictate what other states do to make voting easier. Frankly, all four states and more should file a counter-lawsuit against Texas challenging the results in that state since Texas Governor Gregg Abbott had ballot drop-boxes removed in densely populated districts in a scheme to disenfranchise voters in Democratic areas. That scheme may very well have helped Trump win the state.
After all, Texas is known for voter suppression and turnabout is fair play.
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