On Tuesday, the state of Texas filed a lawsuit in the United States Supreme Court suing Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin over the “significant and unconstitutional irregularities” found within their states during the 2020 Presidential Election.
Ken Paxton, the Attorney General of Texas, is leading the charge. In his recent statement, Paxton said, “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.”
Paxton 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.” He continued by point out that, “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 state of Texas, the plaintiff, is requesting that the Supreme Court decided not to allow for the counting of the Electoral College votes in the defendant states. The plaintiff also asked that the court order the state legislatures to appoint presidential electors and that the election in these four states be ruled unconstitutional. Specifically, the motion filed articulates, “Plaintiff State respectfully submits that the forgoing types of electoral irregularities exceed the hanging-chad saga of the 2000 election in their degree of departure from both state and federal law.” The motion further states that the flaws “preclude knowing who legitimately won the 2020 election and threaten to cloud all future elections.”
The state of Texas also requested that the Supreme Court extend the deadline for the four states to certify their presidential electors until all the necessary investigations have been made. Thus, the court could push back the Dec. 14th deadline for the states to finalize their electors.