Texas attempts to prosecute four battlegrounds, Biden wins over voting policies
by Alice Webeck and Robert Barnes
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) said he would ask the Supreme Court to intervene to vote during the coronovirus epidemics of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
All four states have already certified their election results, and on Tuesday marked a “safe harbor” deadline that would privilege those certifications under federal law when it comes to electoral votes for Congress.
Legal experts said the Texas lawsuit would be highly unusual and would raise many questions.
It was not clear whether Texas stands to bring a retrospective complaint about implementing its electoral statutes in other states. The constitution states that it is up to individual states to determine the terms of elections.
It was also not clear whether the Supreme Court would agree to hear it. While the High Court handles disputes between states, such “original jurisdiction” cases are more likely to involve disputes over water rights or similar issues.
In a “motion for leave” to file his complaint, Paxton charged four states – which Biden won – to implement new rules for the 2020 election that were inconsistent with existing state statutes that would lead to a valid vote. Used to be formed. The filing also rejected the fraudulent claims of fraud and wrongdoing by election officials that have already been rejected by judges across the country. The Trump campaign and its allies have nearly broken a record of nearly 50 losses in court in post-election litigation.
Texas Solicitor General Kyle Hawkins, who usually files state briefs in the Supreme Court, was not listed among the attorneys representing the state.