Texas sues four states over election results

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, in an attempt to halt electors in those states (https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/529209-texas-sues-biden-states-in-supreme-court-seeking-to-delay-electoral). The lawsuit argues that these four states unconstitutionally changed their voting procedures during the pandemic. The Electoral College was set to make the decision final on Monday before this case was filed. AG Paxton said, "Their failure to abide by the rule of law casts a dark shadow of doubt over the outcome of the entire election. We now ask that the Supreme Court step in to correct this egregious error.” On the other hand AG Paxton has received pushback from each of the four states. Several attorney generals have accused him of wasting tax dollars for a “publicity stunt”.

Since election day these four states have been rife with controversy, as votes seemed to make a significant change from President Trump to former Vice President Biden overnight. Some have argued that this is because of the increase in mail-in ballots this year, thanks in large part to the COVID-19 pandemic. Others have expressed concern that this may be evidence of ballot harvesting or even larger issues with the electronic voting systems.

President Trump’s team has previously filed several lawsuits in each of these states, but unfortunately for the president most cases have been dropped or decided against him. The president still has not conceded the election, however he recently gave permission for the transition team to begin prepping for a Biden Administration. Will help come for the Trump campaign in the eleventh hour, or is this a case of too little too late? The bigger issue at hand is whether the American people can trust the election process moving forward. Has there been widespread fraud, and if so, has it been covered up?

Image Credit: Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune

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