Texas Files Suit At The Supreme Court Against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania And Wisconsin, Other States Join In


Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in the United States Supreme Court. In the suit the 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. Elections for federal office must comport with federal constitutional standards. For presidential elections, each state must appoint its electors to the electoral college in a manner that complies with the Constitution. The Electors Clause requirement that only state legislatures may set the rules governing the appointment of electors and elections and cannot be delegated to local officials. The majority of the rushed decisions, made by local officials, were not approved by the state legislatures, thereby circumventing the Constitution of the United States. Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina and South Dakota have also joined in the lawsuit, which the U.S. Supreme Court has now asked for a response to the Texas suit from those states affected by 3pm Thursday.