As President Donald Trump’s legal effort to overturn the results of the 2020 Election sputters, the state of Texas has entered the arena to help aid the fight. Texas’ Republican attorney general, Ken Paxton, has issued a lawsuit directly to the United States Supreme Court to invalidate the results in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Michigan, states that have already certified Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s victory.
The lawsuit argues that “certain officials in the Defendant States presented the pandemic as the justification for ignoring state laws regarding absentee and mail-in voting,” and, since “those changes are inconsistent with relevant state laws and were made by non-legislative entities, without any consent by the state legislatures,” the “acts of these officials thus directly violated the Constitution” and therefore invalidate the results.
On the day of the December 8th deadline and states begin to appoint their Presidential electors before the electors officially vote on December 14th, Texas joins the ramping up efforts of the Trump legal team to prove voter fraud stole the election for Biden.
Blowback quickly slammed the unusual lawsuit from legal experts and the states involved in the lawsuit. A spokesperson for the Office of the Attorney General in Georgia told Breitbart News: “With all due respect, the Texas Attorney General is constitutionally, legally and factually wrong about Georgia.” Georgia’s deputy secretary of state, Jordan Fuchs, shot down the lawsuit in a blazing statement, saying “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.”
“The motion filed by the Texas Attorney General is a publicity stunt, not a serious legal pleading,” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a statement. “The erosion of confidence in our democratic system isn’t attributable to the good people of Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia or Pennsylvania but rather to partisan officials, like Mr. Paxton, who place loyalty to a person over loyalty to their country.” Josh Kaul, the attorney general of Wisconsin, said in a statement the case was “genuinely embarrassing.”
Paul Smith, a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, called the case “wacko”, as “there is a whole system in Pennsylvania and the other states for contesting the election — that’s all been done.”
“I don’t think the Supreme Court will have interest in this.”
The lawsuit, however, did garner support from Texas Governor Greg Abbott, as he explained to a reporter that this case “tries to accelerate the process, providing certainty and clarity about the entire election process. The United States of America needs that.” President Donald Trump also tweeted his support, exclaiming the case stood up “FOR COURAGE & BRILLIANCE!”