Battleground states attorneys common are urging Texas to remain out of their enterprise
One attorney general called Texas’ attempts to discard millions of legally cast ballots “Faustian.”
The attorneys general of Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania have asked the Supreme Court to dismiss and denounce a Republican lawsuit seeking to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral victories in the same four states.
According to the New York Times, the lawsuit was Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s first field. Since then, it has received significant Conservative support – Paxton was supported by 17 other Republican attorneys-general as well as 106 right-wing National Congress members.
While Paxton’s lawsuit is not expected to be successful, the Texas Attorney General repeats a number of unsubstantiated allegations made by none other than President Donald Trump.
For example, Paxton has alleged that Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania illegally took a number of measures to facilitate election fraud.
Interestingly, the backlash to Paxton’s lawsuit is non-partisan – while three of the four states addressed in his complaint are defended by Democratic attorneys general, Georgia AG is also a Republican.
A 2013 picture of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Image via Wikimedia Commons / User: Alice Linahan Voices Empower. (CCA-BY-2.0).
In one of the submitted pleadings, Pennsylvania clearly accused Paxton of attempting to override American democracy in favor of President Trump.
“The court should not endure this inflammatory abuse of the judicial process and should send a clear and unmistakable signal that such abuse must never be repeated,” the letter said.
“Let’s be clear,” it added. “Texas invites this court to overthrow the votes of the American people and elect the next President of the United States. This Faust invitation must be decisively refused. ”
Georgia Republican Attorney General Christopher M. Carr emphasized his state’s right to conduct safe elections in the manner it chooses.
“In this electoral cycle, Georgia has done what the Constitution authorized it to do: it implemented electoral processes, managed the elections in light of the logistical challenges posed by COVID-19, and confirmed and confirmed the election results – over and over again. Still, Texas sued Georgia, ”said Carr.
Overall, each state claimed that Texas – along with Paxton’s allies – is making concerted efforts not only to disenfranchise millions of American voters, but also to deprive individual states of the rights that conservatives so often claim for themselves.
In another letter, Michigan attorney general Dana Nessel said Paxton’s lawsuit was a diversion and had no chance of real legal success.
“Claims are unlikely to succeed on the cause,” said Nessel, “and the remaining factors strongly suggest denying the extraordinary relief that Texas seeks – disenfranchising millions of voters.”
However, Paxton has maintained confidence that the Supreme Court will take his side.
“Texas,” wrote Paxton, “will likely prevail.”
LegalReader.com noted earlier this week that Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), former Texas attorney general, was expressing his confusion over the argument set out in Paxton’s lawsuit.
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