Texas Sues Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin for Election Fraud
December 10, 2020
Texas filed a lawsuit directly with SCOTUS challenging the election procedures in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin on the grounds that they violated the Constitution.
On December 7, 2020 the State of Texas filed a lawsuit directly with SCOTUS – the Supreme Court of the United States – challenging the election procedures in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin on the grounds that they violate 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.
Texas approached the Supreme Court directly because Article III provides that it is the court of first impression on subjects where it has original jurisdiction, such as disputes between two or more States.
Texas argues that there were differences in voting rules and procedures in different counties within the States, violating the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause, and that these contitutional violations led to “voting irregularities” in these States.
The lawsuit says: “Certain officials … 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 …. 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.“
… “These non-legislative changes to … election laws facilitated the casting and counting of ballots in violation of state law, which, in turn, violated the Electors Clause of Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution. By these unlawful acts, (…) States have not only tainted the integrity of their own citizens’ vote, but their actions have also debased the votes of citizens in … other States that remained loyal to the Constitution.“