Several U.S. states have launched lawsuits against Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Michigan alleging they have violated federal and state election laws, subsequently impacting the votes in states that conducted elections legally.
UPDATE: In addition to Texas, 17 states have now signed on supporting Texas’ case against PA, GA, WI and MI. According to the Washington Times, in addition to Missouri that joined immediately, the list now includes “Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Indiana, Louisiana, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, Tennessee and West Virginia.” READ: 17 states back Texas, ask Supreme Court to hear election challenge
The case argues that under the US Constitution only the state legislatures can change the rules on voting procedures, not electoral officials and judges that allegedly did in all four states. This resulted in counties within the same state having different voting rules, with some voters having more rights than others.
The case is not about voter fraud, but the legality of changing the voting rules without going through the state legislature.
The curious thing about these type of state vs state lawsuits is that they go straight to the US Supreme Court. The fact that the US Supreme Court has asked PA, GA, WI and MI to respond indicates the court is considering taking the case.
The Daily Wire explains:
Multiple states have thrown their support behind a Texas election lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin at the United States Supreme Court which alleges that those four states exploited “the COVID-19 pandemic to justify ignoring federal and state election laws and unlawfully enacting last-minute changes, thus skewing the results of the 2020 General Election.”
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed the lawsuit late on Monday night, arguing that “Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin destroyed that trust and compromised the security and integrity of the 2020 election.”
“The states violated statutes enacted by their duly elected legislatures, thereby violating the Constitution,” Paxton continued. “By ignoring both state and federal law, these states have not only tainted the integrity of their own citizens’ vote, but of Texas and every other state that held lawful elections. 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.”
READ: Multiple States Throw Support Behind Texas’ Election Lawsuit Against GA, WI, MI, PA
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