Four states at the time of this posting have joined the Texas lawsuit filed Monday with Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The states are, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Missouri. You can read each of their press announcements over at the The Daily Wire in a article posted by Ryan Saavedra titled, Multiple States Throw Support Behind Texas’ Election Lawsuit Against GA, WI, MI, PA.
It is rumored at the time of this posting, five other states are looking into joining the lawsuit too; Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, and South Dakota.
There is a grassroots campaign encouraging citizens to write to their states Attorney General asking that their state joins the Texas lawsuit.
To understand better the Texas Lawsuit, Hans Von Spakovsky over at The Daily Signal wrote an excellent article titled, A 2020 Election Redo in 4 States? Here Are the Details About Texas Lawsuit.
Spakovsky writes in part,
The motion alleges that changes made in election rules governing absentee ballots in those states by “non-legislative actors” violated the Constitution and “cumulatively preclude knowing who legitimately won the 2020 election and threaten to cloud all future elections.”
In a nutshell, Texas is saying these four states’ elections were unconstitutional—and therefore, invalid. The Lone Star State’s complaint, filed by state Attorney General Ken Paxton, asks that Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin conduct new elections to determine their electors for the Electoral College.
The motion filed by Texas includes the 41-page complaint and a 35-page brief making the legal arguments for why the Supreme Court should grant approval of the filing of the lawsuit, since Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution gives the Supreme Court—not lower federal courts—original jurisdiction over “controversies between two or more States.”
Spakovsky also does a great job outlining the motion filed by writing,
- Pennsylvania: The complaint accuses Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar of, among other things, “without legislative approval, unilaterally abrogating” Pennsylvania statutes that require “signature verification for absentee or mail-in ballots.” These changes were “not ratified” by the Pennsylvania Legislature.
- Georgia: Similarly, the complaint describes how Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, also “without legislative approval, unilaterally abrogated Georgia’s statute governing the signature verification process for absentee ballots.”
- Michigan: The complaint states that Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson “abrogated Michigan election statutes related to absentee ballot applications and signature verification.”
- Wisconsin: Lastly, the Wisconsin’s elections commission made similar changes in state laws without the permission of the Legislature that “weakened, or did away with, established security procedures put in place by the Wisconsin Legislature to ensure absentee ballot integrity.”
It also must be pointed out that Associate Justice Samuel Alito gave a head nod to going this route when he ordered Pennsylvania to segregate late arriving ballets, New York Post article November 6, 2020. Pennsylvania ignored Alito’s order.
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