WASHINGTON, D.C. – Just before midnight on Monday, the State of Texas sued the States of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Michigan in the U.S. Supreme Court. This follows two weeks of court battles and legislative hearings in six different states where the Trump Campaign is alleging massive voting fraud in the November 3rd presidential election.
But unlike the state-to-state traveling “show and tell” – brimming over with sworn affidavits of poll workers who witnessed vote tampering and surveillance video of illegal counting, the Texas lawsuit goes straight to the Supreme Court and makes a completely different argument.
The Texas suit challenges the election procedures in the four states on the grounds that they violate the U. S. Constitution. Texas is arguing that Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin and Michigan violated the Electors Clause because they made changes to voting procedures and rules through executive actions or the courts, but not through their state legislatures – a Constitutional requirement.
In addition, the Texas suit says that there were different rules and procedures in different counties within the states, thus violating the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause. The suit then argues that, because of these two actions, voting irregularities occurred in those four states.
And as of Wednesday, 16 additional states had joined in the lawsuit: Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, South Dakota, Indiana, Kansas, , Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia. All of the states were represented by Republican officials in the filing. All but three of the states have Republican governors.
President Trump on Wednesday also filed a motion to intervene in suit challenging Joe Biden’s win at the Supreme Court. Trump stated in a tweet – “We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case,” Trump wrote. “This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!” Trump asserted that there is “massive evidence of widespread fraud in the four states” Paxton named.