President Donald Trump, committed to electoral transparency in the nation, announced that he will strengthen Texas’s lawsuit against four other states for violating the Constitution.
“We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case. This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!,” Trump wrote on his Twitter account on Dec. 9.
We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case. This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2020
At this moment there are many lawsuits filed by different groups of lawyers, in view of the wave of frauds detected on presidential Election Day 2020.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, initiated a new front of legal defense on electoral integrity, by suing the states directly in the Supreme Court for violating the constitution that states only legislative acts can regulate electoral procedures.
Paxton’s lawsuit states that changes to the state’s voting rules made by “executive fiat or friendly lawsuits” and without legislative approval are invalid, according to the Constitution.
This includes changes such as counting absentee ballots before Election Day and extending the date for receipt of absentee ballots, which were decreed in the respondent states.
“Their failure to abide by the rule of law casts a dark shadow of doubt over the outcome of the entire election,” Paxton said in a statement according to local media The Dallas Morning News.
When one state sues another the Supreme Court is the only one that can intervene in such cases, shortening judicial proceedings that could be very long.
In this case, Texas sued Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin asking for them to be blocked from voting in the Electoral College vote.
It also asks for a delay in the Dec. 14 deadline for states to certify voters, and proposes that Republican-controlled state legislatures select electors, as a solution to the fraudulent procedures followed in counting the votes.
In response to the Texas lawsuit, the Supreme Court ordered the four respondent states to respond Dec. 10, according to local media The Dallas Morning News.
The Texas lawsuit was welcomed by Texas Republican Party Chairman Allen West, who said, “We cannot tolerate judicial and executive actions that undermine election law,” in a statement.
In legal support of Texas, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced that his state would join the lawsuit. So did Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.
Several other states are preparing to support this new front of defense of electoral transparency initiated by Texas, according to the user @ali.
“SEVEN states have now joined Texas lawsuit, arguing that the Equal Protection Clause has been violated in this election from state-to-state,” tweeted @ali.
“Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, South Dakota,” he added.
SEVEN states have now joined Texas lawsuit, arguing that the Equal Protection Clause has been violated in this election from state-to-state. @Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, South Dakota. #StopTheSteal • #FightForTrump
— Ali 🟧 #StopTheSteal (@ali) December 8, 2020