State of Texas Files Lawsuit Against Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania Over Election Procedures, SCOTUS Will Hear the Case
The State of Texas has filed a lawsuit with the US Supreme Court, alleging that the election procedures in Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania were unconstitutional.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed the suit late Monday night. It argues that these four states in particular ignored federal and state election laws by changing voting rules and procedures at the last minute. It also argues that these changes affected the outcome of the results.
“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,” Paxton said. “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. 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.”
Click here for a PDF of the lawsuit.
On Tuesday afternoon the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case, adding it to their docket.
Big League Politics has covered much of the post-Election Day fight for the presidency. In one of our other recent stories, Senator Ted Cruz offered to present an argument before the Supreme Court in the Pennsylvania Republicans’ lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of their state’s mail-in ballot law.