Texas is joined by eighteen other states in its lawsuit that seeks to hold four battleground states accountable for violating their state’s constitution in how their 2020 presidential elections were handled. The Hill reports that “Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed the lawsuit before the Supreme Court on Tuesday against Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.”
We covered the summary of the original filing here:
“The lawsuit alleges that these states violated the Constitution in the way they changed election laws in their state. The State of Texas “argues that these states violated the Electors Clause of the Constitution because they made changes to voting rules and procedures through the courts or through executive actions, but not through the state legislatures.”
In the lawsuit, Texas asserts that the states also allowed “the pandemic as the justification for ignoring state laws regarding absentee and mail-in voting.” It accuses the defendants of “flooding” their states with “tens of millions of ballot applications and ballots in derogation of statutory controls as to how they are lawfully received, evaluated, and counted.”
Texas argues that the intention behind “these unconstitutional acts” doesn’t matter because the “effect” is still the same. The changes “made the 2020 election less secure” in those states because “those changes are inconsistent with relevant state laws and were made by non-legislative entities, without any consent by the state legislatures.’ “
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in an interview this morning on Louder with Crowder that citizens of every state should want their own state’s attorney general to jump into the lawsuit because he believes their votes “are being disenfranchised.”
He explained that “if your state followed state law and produced election results that were based on state law –as required by the U.S. Constitution” but other states decided not to follow their laws, and as a result couldn’t produce the same verified results, this causes all votes by all voters – regardless of their state of residency – to be diluted.
The attorneys general of 17 states – Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia – filed an amicus brief supporting the Texas lawsuit. With the attorney general of Arizona making itself the 18th state filing a seperate brief supporting the Texas case.