Four warring states sued in Texas over ‘illegal election results’

Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Pexton on Tuesday announced lawsuits in the U.S. Supreme Court disqualifying the results of the presidential election in four major swing states, which helped secure Judean’s victory over President Donald Trump.

The lawsuit, which was decided directly in the Supreme Court, insisted that the “illegal election results” in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin and Michigan – all of which Biden won – should be declared unconstitutional.

The filing argues that those states used the coronavirus epidemic as an excuse to illegally change their election rules “through an executive fiat or a friendly lawsuit, which undermined the integrity of the vote.”

“The votes of any electoral college cast by such presidential voters appointed in those states cannot be counted,” says the Texas High Court to rule.

Lone Star State’s long-running legal challenges follow similar efforts brought to the lower courts by Trump’s campaign and other lawyers ‘attempts to exempt other states’ election votes. Those lawsuits have repeatedly failed to invalidate the vote cast for Biden.

The Texas lawsuit claims “are false and irresponsible,” Georgia’s Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs said in a fiery statement shortly after Paxter announced legal action.

“Texas alleges that there are 20,000,000 forged signatures on absentee ballots in Georgia, but they do not bring forward a single person with whom this has happened. It is not because it did not happen,” Fuchs said in a statement.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel called the lawsuit a “publicity stunt” and “under the pride” of Paxton office fees.

Electoral law experts also ruled out the possibility of hearing the case of nine Supreme Court judges. Paul L. Smith, a professor at the University of Georgetown University Center, said the case was “wacky.”

“Pennsylvania and other states have a complete system of fighting elections – it’s all over,” Smith said. “I don’t think the Supreme Court would be interested in this.”

The professor added that Texas could have trouble proving that it has a claim base, which is legally known as “permanent.”

He said this was unprecedented, an idea that one state would sue in the Supreme Court that the votes of other states were given incorrectly – it never happened. “What’s the harm to the state of Texas because Pennsylvania voted for Mr. Biden instead of Mr. Trump? There’s no connection.”

Paxton wrote briefly that Texas stands out because of its interest because the party controls the Senate, which it says “represents the states.”

“Americans probably care more about who is elected president, states have a different interest in who is elected vice president, and therefore can cast a tiebreaking vote in the Senate,” he wrote.

“This injury is particularly acute in 2020, where a Senate majority often hangs in the balance of the Vice-President’s tie-breaking vote, and, depending on the outcome of the Georgia run-up election in January, will probably be equal – Balance between political parties, “Paxte added.

The lawsuit against the election states comes at the main period of the election certification process, known as the “safe port” threshold, after which Congress is forced to accept the certified results of the states.

Six days later, voters at Elect Elect College College will cast their ballots, finalizing Biden’s victory. The lawsuit also calls on the Supreme Court to extend the December 14 deadline “so that the investigation can be completed.”

In most cases, the Supreme Court only hears cases that have been appealed by lower courts. In cases between two or more states, however, the court has original jurisdiction. It usually takes four judges to agree to hear a case.

The lawsuit was filed because the FBI is facing a criminal investigation into alleged attempts to help a Paxton-enriched campaign donor. The investigation was confirmed after seven senior lawyers sued authorities over Paxton’s office fees in September by the Associated Press, claiming Paxton was guilty of misusing his office fees.

All seven subsequent whistleblowers have been fired, put on leave or resigned, prompting a whistleblower lawsuit. Pax has denied wrongdoing.

The case is not the first over the election to reach out to judges, although the court has not ruled in favor of both parties. Trump ally Pennsylvania’s Republican Rep. Mike Kelly is challenging virtually all mail-in ballots in the state and is urging the court to cancel millions of votes.

Biden is projected to win the votes of 60 electoral college leagues – 36 more than needed to defeat Trump, who is preparing to get 222 such votes.

But Trump is refusing to confess to Biden. More than a month after election day, the president falsely insisted that he spread a wide range of criminal conspiracy theories to fight the election and show voter fraud.

The president is forcing swing-state officials to take steps to overturn their election results. Trump has criticized Georgia’s Republican governor, Brian Kemp, while angrily demanding that he convene a special session of the Peach State Legislature to appoint pro-Trump voters.

Trump has personally reached out to Camp and Pennsylvania House Speaker Brian Cutler, according to a report by the Trump Washington Post. In November, Trump convened a meeting of Republican lawmakers at the White House in Michigan. Those legislators said after the incident that they had no plans to change Biden’s electorate.

Just before the election, Trump predicted that the Supreme Court would likely decide the outcome of the race, and the G.O.P. Pushed by the controlling Senate, Justice Amy Connie Barrett should be given timely support to do so.

However, in recent weeks, as his legal challenges have spread, Trump has acknowledged that he is unlikely to overturn the 2020 election results in court.

“Well, the problem is that it’s hard to get into the Supreme Court,” Trump told Fox News last month in his first full interview since his Nov. 3 defeat.

Trump added, “I’ve got the best lawyers in the Supreme Court, lawyers who want to argue the case, if they come there. They said, ‘It’s very difficult to prosecute there.'” Trump added. “As you can imagine, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, is filing a case, and I probably can’t run the case.”

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