President Trump’s legal team, as well as a number of other attorneys, have been running into trouble as they attempt to secure an electoral win for the incumbent Republican in the 2020 race.
A number of lawsuits they’ve brought thus far have failed, as these attorneys attempted to invalidate ballots that were deemed inappropriate by the Commander in Chief. To make matters worse, both Rudy Giuliani and fellow Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis have come down with coronavirus, which threatens to sideline their efforts at an incredibly inopportune time.
In a stunning change of tactics, however, the Lone Star State appears to be stepping up to the plate with their own attempt.
The State of Texas filed a lawsuit directly with the U.S. Supreme Court shortly before midnight on Monday challenging the election procedures in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin on the grounds that they violate the Constitution.
Texas argues that these states violated the Electors Clause of the Constitution because they made changes to voting rules and procedures through the courts or through executive actions, but not through the state legislatures. Additionally, Texas argues that there were differences in voting rules and procedures in different counties within the states, violating the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause. Finally, Texas argues that there were “voting irregularities” in these states as a result of the above.
Texas is asking the Supreme Court to order the states to allow their legislatures to appoint their electors.
Texas’ bid has given hope to some of Trump’s hardcore supporters, as the state’s ability to bypass local courts should have the Supreme Court weighing in on the case in no time.
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