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Battleground Lawsuits Rebuke Texas’ Lawsuit To Invalidate Millions Of Votes

Four states targeted in a lawsuit by Texas filed blistering briefs in the Supreme Court on Thursday.

The lawsuit aimed at overturning Donald Trump’s election loss, CNN reports.

Pennsylvania’s defense team called Trump’s campaign team’s effort a “seditious abuse of the judicial process.” The three other battleground states included Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin. The briefs follow Trump’s request to the Supreme Court to intervene in the lawsuit brought on by Attorney General of Texas Ken Paxton. It was the AG who wanted to invalidate the votes of millions within the state.

The request has never been asked before regarding an election, a request that would seem to have brought in evidence of its allegations of widespread voter fraud.

“Texas’s effort to get this Court to pick the next President has no basis in law or fact. The Court should not abide this seditious abuse of the judicial process, and should send a clear and unmistakable signal that such abuse must never be replicated,” wrote Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

It was Shapiro that said the Texas suit was a “surreal alternate reality.”

Dana Nessel represents the state of Michigan and has also voiced her disdain, slamming it with similar strong language, saying, “the election in Michigan is over. Texas comes as a stranger to this matter and should not be heard here.”

“The challenge here is an unprecedented one, without factual foundation or a valid legal basis,” Michigan’s brief said.
Next was Chris Carr, who bashed the Texas suit, “Texas presses a generalized grievance that does not involve the sort of direct state-against-state controversy required for original jurisdiction,” he wrote.

“And in any case, there is another forum in which parties who (unlike Texas) have standing can challenge Georgia’s compliance with its own election laws: Georgia’s own courts.”

Last was AG Josh Kaul, who rebuked it by saying it was an “extraordinary intrusion into Wisconsin’s and the other defendant States’ elections, a task that the Constitution leaves to each State.”

Hopefully, this will be another and last failed attempt at saving face. “In a nutshell the President is asking the Supreme Court to exercise its rarest form of jurisdiction to effectively overturn the entire presidential election,” said Steve Vladeck, a CNN Supreme Court analyst and University of Texas Law School professor. Trump has called on the highest court to step in and take a review of the case.

“Our country is deeply divided in ways that it arguably has not been seen since the election of 1860,” Trump said in a court filing. “There is a high level of distrust between the opposing sides, compounded by the fact that, in the election just held, election officials in key swing states, for apparently partisan advantage, failed to conduct their state elections in compliance with state election law.”

Over 100 House Republicans have supported the efforts of intervening by signing an amicus brief. “The Amici States have a critical interest in allowing state courts and local actors to interpret and implement state election law, and in ensuring that states retain their sovereign ability to safely and securely accommodate voters in light of emergencies such as COVID-19,” the brief said.

“Nothing in the text, history, or structure of the Constitution supports Texas’s view that it can dictate the manner in which four sister States run their elections, and Texas suffered no harm because it dislikes the results in those elections,” Shapiro stated.

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Crystal Gross
Crystal joined BallerAlert in 2020 to renew her passion for writing. She is a Kentucky native who now lives in the heart of Atlanta. She enjoys reading, politics, traveling, and of course writing.

About Crystal Gross

Crystal joined BallerAlert in 2020 to renew her passion for writing. She is a Kentucky native who now lives in the heart of Atlanta. She enjoys reading, politics, traveling, and of course writing.

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