Texas is going straight to the Supreme Court looking for election answers.
This case could make a difference in several swing states.
Texas filed a lawsuit to the Supreme Court that could upend the election.
Right before midnight on Monday, the State of Texas filed a lawsuit directly to the Supreme Court.
According to Article 3, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, state vs. state cases can go directly to the Supreme Court without passing through lower courts first.
The case claims that the election procedures in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin were unconstitutional.
All of these states made changes to their voting rules and procedures through the courts and executive action rather than doing things properly through the state legislatures.
Texas argues that this violates the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause, which caused “voting irregularities” and that as a result the state legislatures should be the one to appoint the electors.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the lawsuit in a statement, saying, “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,” Paxton continued. “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.”
The lawsuits says that these states used the coronavirus as an excuse to disregard their own laws.
“Certain officials in the Defendant States presented the pandemic as the justification for ignoring state laws regarding absentee and mail-in voting,” the lawsuit says.
The lawsuit says that these changes made the election less secure.
“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,” Paxton said in a statement.
Seven states are looking to join in the Texas lawsuit. Those states are Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, and South Dakota.
The science showed in-person voting was not a danger for coronavirus spread.
Judges shouldn’t be able to create new laws. That’s the legislature’s job.
The Democrats need to think of the long-term confusion they could cause by allowing judges to create election rules.
The Democrats don’t want to work with due process.
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