Paxton, Texas Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Rule 2020 Presidential Election Unconstitutional in 4 Battleground States

Pennsylvania & Georgia failed to uphold their state's laws requiring “signature verification for absentee or mail-in ballots,” the lawsuit states.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — “These 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,” said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, filing a 2020 Presidential Election challenge with the U.S. Supreme Court against the states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan & Wisconsin alleging that the states had unconstitutionally changed their election laws, treated voters unequally, and triggered significant voting irregularities by relaxing ballot-integrity measures.

The lawsuit seeks a determination by the Supreme Court that the four battleground states conducted their 2020 Elections in violation of the U.S. Constitution. Texas is asking the Supreme Court to prohibit the counting of the Electoral College votes cast by the four states.

The cumulative electoral votes in the four states are enough to determine the outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election.
 
“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,” said Paxton (right,) filing the lawsuite for the State of Texas Tuesday morning.

“Plaintiff State respectfully submits that the foregoing 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 Supreme Court motion (pdf) states.

“Moreover, these flaws cumulatively preclude knowing who legitimately won the 2020 election, and threaten to cloud all future elections.”

The primary argument by Texas and its Attorney General centers on the enactment of election laws, rules, and procedures in each of the four states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania & Wisconsin which allegedly breached the Constitution’s divestment of the power to appoint electors to state legislatures.
 
For example, the Secretaries of State in Pennsylvania and Georgia “abrogated” state statutes requiring “signature verification for absentee or mail-in ballots,” the lawsuit states.

In Wisconsin, the state’s election commission “and other local officials unconstitutionally modified Wisconsin election laws – each time taking steps that weakened, or did away with, established security procedures” established “to ensure absentee ballot integrity.”

The Wisconsin Election Commission, for example, undertook a campaign to set up ballot drop boxes throughout the states, including unmanned ones.

Texas Attorney General Paxton filed the challenge on the day of the so-called "Safe-Harbor" deadline, by which state are supposed to have resolved any outstanding issues about their election results in order to certify their Electoral Votes.

For the states which have already appointed electors, the lawsuit asks the court to direct the state legislatures to appoint new electors in line with the Constitution.
 
“Trust in the integrity of our election processes is sacrosanct, and binds our citizenry and 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 in a statement.

The Trump campaign and third-party groups have pending legal challenges in all of the states, but to date, only a lawsuit brought by Pennsylvania Republicans has reached the nation’s highest court.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito ordered briefs for that case to be submitted by Tuesday morning, signaling that a decision on a temporary restraining order is imminent.
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