If you want a good explanation of Texas’ lawsuit arguing the illegality of the recent US Federal election in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin, I highly recommend you READ: 6 Things To Know About Texas’s Supreme Court Petition Over 2020’s Messed-Up Election published by The Federalist.
As I had mentioned previous, Texas is not arguing voter fraud, but the illegality of how the vote was handled in those four states. The lawsuit states that the four states not only violated the US Constitution but even their own state law.
The Federalist writes:
Notwithstanding some branding Texas lawsuit a “Hail Mary” attempt to block the outcome of the 2020 election, the Lone Star State’s complaint presents serious constitutional issues. Those issues, as Texas puts it, far exceed the electoral irregularities of “the hanging-chad saga of the 2000 election.”
In its Bill of Complaint, filed along with its Motion for Leave, Texas presents three constitutional challenges. Count 1 alleges the defendant states violated the Electors Clause of the Constitution.
The Electors Clause of Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution provides “[e]ach state shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress.” As Texas notes, this clause “makes clear that only the legislatures of the States are permitted to determine the rules for appointing presidential electors.”
The Federalist cites several examples, such as:
For example, several large Wisconsin counties used drop boxes in direct violation of the Wisconsin Election Code that provides detailed procedures by which municipalities may designate sites for the acceptance of absentee ballots. Wisconsin election officials also ignored the statutory certification requirements for absentee ballots, counting votes that the state legislature defined as illegal because they did not include a witness signature and address.
Like I said, if you want to understand the Texas case READ: 6 Things To Know About Texas’s Supreme Court Petition Over 2020’s Messed-Up Election
And what I find peculiar is the big stink that the four states are raising about this court case. It has definitely caught their attention. Why worry, if there is nothing to worry about? READ: ‘Cacophony of bogus claims’: Pennsylvania responds to Texas lawsuit challenging Biden win