As reported by Breitbart, “The State of Texas filed a lawsuit directly with the U.S. Supreme Court shortly before midnight on Monday challenging the election procedures in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin on the grounds that they violate the Constitution.”
Because these states made changes to voting rules and procedures through the courts or through executive actions and not through the state legislatures, the differences in voting rules and procedures violate the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause.
According to the lawsuit; Certain officials in the Defendant States presented the pandemic as the justification for ignoring state laws regarding absentee and mail-in voting. The Defendant States flooded their citizenry with tens of millions of ballot applications and ballots in derogation of statutory controls as to how they are lawfully received, evaluated, and counted. Whether well intentioned or not, these unconstitutional acts had the same uniform effect—they made the 2020 election less secure in the Defendant States. Those changes are inconsistent with relevant state laws and were made by non-legislative entities, without any consent by the state legislatures. The acts of these officials thus directly violated the Constitution.
The basis for the suit is if these states violated the Electors Clause by changing election rules outside the legislature, the results aren’t legal and affect the legal voting tabulations in all other states by substantially changing the outcome of the 2020 general election.
Texas is suing to have the electors chosen by the state legislatures instead as the means to certify the 2020 election.
In reality, this solution is not only a viable one considering the number of video and sworn affidavits being presented in court; it provides a backstop protecting the states in question. State legislators are directly responsible to their constituency.
Unless a legislator is willing to throw away their career serving the district they represent, the results will reflect the district’s vote in 2020.
The aim of the lawsuit is to shed illegal and unlawful ballots from tainting the tabulation so states such as Texas can assure their own citizens Texas ballots counted.
If the Texas Supreme Court suit is successful it will provide the means for avoiding the 12th Amendment protest of the Electoral College election certification on January 6, 2021, in the House of Representatives. Should that happen and the procedural criteria be met, the House would elect the President with each state represented getting one vote.
The last time the 12th Amendment challenge was invoked was in 2016 by three Democrat Representatives but failed to meet the criteria to challenge Donald Trump’s presidency.
According to Politico, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said in a phone interview that she and her allies plan to challenge the validity of electoral votes in multiple states, where she argued voter suppression tactics may have tainted the outcome. She said a separate batch of challenges will focus on disqualifying electors who may have been ineligible to serve at all.
"This is an American question of justice and fairness and the appropriate running of presidential elections," Jackson Lee said.
Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass.) protested Alabama’s electoral votes, citing the entirely disproven Russian interference story fabricated by the DNC during the 2016 presidential election.
If Texas is not satisfied with the Supreme Court Decision, Rep. James McGovern, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, and the Democrats might finally get closure to the DNC witch hunt they instigated against President Donald Trump. The question is will he and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee be willing to live with justice, fairness, and an appropriate conclusion to the presidential election?
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This - like very nearly every other court challenge will end like trump himself - a LOSER.
I would love to be a BILLIONAIRE "loser" like PRESIDENT Donald J. Trump any day! LOLZ
Enjoy your fart sniffing and booger eating, moron! HA HA HA!
Win or lose, SCOTUS must hear the case. What's more important than voters trusting future elections?
You have to believe with a 9-0 vote on this previous case it is going to be very hard for the 5 Conservative Justices to vote to disallow the electors of the 4 states that changed voting rules, statues other than by the Legislative Branch. We will see. If they fail to act hold on because Trump will act.
I am trying to follow this but not sure where it takes me. If Texas wins, votes in the four Democrat states, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin will have results contested, likely overthrown, and states will either be for Trump, he wins, or states thrown out, then vote goes to House of Representatives, and one state, one vote, likely Trump wins.
I doubt the Supreme Court overthrows anything, likely Roberts will throw race to Biden because he is against Trump and his populist agenda every way he can be, and that means going against the Constitution as written and sending the Presidency to Biden.
An alternative, repeat the election in the four states.
Possible, sometimes judges have mandated an election be repeated, but I doubt that will be the outcome, likely Biden or Trump and I think Roberts goes for Biden as do the Democrat appointed judges.
Democrats likely lamenting RBG didn’t retire during Obama’s Presidency.
Why didn’t she?
I can’t answer that.
No doubt it would be difficult to disallow votes. That’s up to the judges.
A straightforward reading of the constitution could , in fact would, justify their doing so.
Legislators in the said states did oppose the changes to to voting regulations, although laws are written ordinarily by legislatures rather than executives and judges, but Robert’s court has been writing laws, so you may be right and the Texas case will be swept away, and Biden will be President, made so by the court.
Sup Ct already has precedent to nullify the fraud results in AZ, NV, GA, PA, MI, WI, etc. without even addressing the tens of millions of fraud votes that Dems caused after Dem Gov and SoS intentionally ignored state and fed constitutions and laws by fabricating election rules to suborn massive election fraud, turning election DAY into election week before and after election DAY. This will force state legislatures to appoint electors. Republicans control both houses in 5 of the 6 states. However, that control includes RINOs whose vote for fraud can be bought by the Democrat/Chicom party.
Show Me - I need to fix your final sentence for you. “...the Texas case (like all the other baseless ones before it) will be dismissed by the court (actually it won’t even be entertained), and Biden will be President, made so by the vote and the will of the people.”
Nothing like a pardon-seeking AG bringing a “case” against states unrelated to his own while ignoring the same types of pandemic-fueled actions taken by the governor of the state where he serves (at least until he is imprisoned).
Oh, and CJ War - trump may be a billionaire but the fact remains that he is a LOSER (and a thin-skinned, whiny, orange one at that).
One fact that faces the SCOTUS is if the fraud by governors, low court judges and Secretary of States is allowed to stand in the Texas filing, is that if they do not rule as the US Constitution requires. They have in effect burned the US Constitution permanently. There is now longer a need for any law, any court, any legislature or executive, thus ending any need for any of them. There is only one remedy left by the Founders, and it is written in the Declaration of Independence, “ ........ We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.....”
Our Founders gave us the right, the duty to overthrow an abusive government and codified it into. The swamp can be drained, I am headed to Washington to to excercise this duty.
‘If you give up liberty for security, you are no longer free.’
Lacy1985 is the most lucid of the commenters here.
Y’all is crazy. Especially if you think SCOTUS will even entertain this garbage.