The Texas election lawsuit, taken directly to the United States Supreme Court, alleges 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.”
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) December 8, 2020
Texas AG Paxton argued that “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,” Paxton added.
He continued, “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.”
“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,” Paxton insisted.
In layman’s terms, Texas is essentially arguing that because those states unlawfully changed the rules, it directly effects the rights of Texans by cancelling out their lawful votes.
More States Get Behind Texas’ Lawsuit
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Texas and Paxton also now have Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt in their corner.
“Election integrity is central to our republic,” Schmitt wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “And I will defend it at every turn. As I have in other cases — I will help lead the effort in support of Texas’ #SCOTUS filing today.”
“Missouri is in the fight,” the MO AG added.
Election integrity is central to our republic. And I will defend it at every turn.
As I have in other cases – I will help lead the effort in support of Texas’ #SCOTUS filing today.
Missouri is in the fight. https://t.co/V3aLHrYnOF
— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) December 9, 2020
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry showed support by releasing a statement.
“Only the U.S. Supreme Court can ultimately decide cases of real controversy among the states under our Constitution,” the statement read.
“That is why the Justices should hear and decide the case which we have joined representing the citizens of Louisiana,” Landry said. “Furthermore, the U.S. Supreme Court should consider the most recent Texas motion, which contains some of the same arguments.”
“Louisiana citizens are damaged if elections in other states were conducted outside the confines of the Constitution while we obeyed the rules,” Landry said.
Read our full statement regarding the ongoing controversies over the 2020 federal election and the new motion put forth by the State of #Texas before the U.S. Supreme Court at https://t.co/n5VRo7VEwN. #lalege #lagov #TexasLawSuit pic.twitter.com/zk7oD3ZSU8
— AG Jeff Landry (@AGJeffLandry) December 8, 2020
Similar support was shown by the Attorney Generals Steve Marshall of Alabama and Leslie Rutledge of Arkansas.
— Attorney General Steve Marshall (@AGSteveMarshall) December 8, 2020
AG Rutledge Statement on Recent Texas Motion before U.S. Supreme Court pic.twitter.com/QBrLzKe26P
— Leslie Rutledge (@AGRutledge) December 8, 2020
Trump Cheers Texas’ Effort
Right on cue, President Donald Trump weighed in Wednesday morning.
“We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case,” President Trump tweeted. “This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!”
We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case. This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2020
Texas Gets High Profile Republican And Conservative Support
Other prominent Republicans backed the Texas suit.
Georgia Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, both of whom are facing formidable Democratic challenger in their state’s January 5 runoff election, threw their support behind Texas’ effort.
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) December 9, 2020
Texas’ own Congressman Louie Gohmert chimed in approvingly.
— Louie Gohmert (@replouiegohmert) December 9, 2020
Conservative pundit Mark Levin also showed his support.
Let’s hope the Supreme Court finally steps up in the Texas lawsuit.https://t.co/mrdKLrzpba
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) December 9, 2020
Not Everyone Was Happy
Professional Trump hater George Conway had a very entertaining reaction, saying, “This is the most insane thing yet.”
“The biggest election fraud of the 2020 cycle, it didn’t happen in any voting booth …. It’s happening now with these people peddling the lie that [Trump] won the election,” Conway said.
George Conway on the Texas lawsuit: “This is the most insane thing yet.”
“The biggest election fraud of the 2020 cycle, it didn’t happen in any voting booth …. It’s happening now with these people peddling the lie that [Trump] won the election.” https://t.co/A1BzzlXWsf
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 9, 2020
So this effort by Texas to challenge potential unfair election practices in the battleground states has a lot of legal and GOP support.
Will the Supreme Court that President Trump was able to appoint three Justices to take this lawsuit seriously?
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