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Texas Case Breaks Election Wide Open, Turns Tide to Trump’s Favor
Texas argues that its votes were devalued by swing states which violated their own election laws
This gave the swing states an unconstitutional advantage in the presidential election, Texas alleges
The lawsuit filed by Texas against several swing states over voting fraud is perhaps the strongest case yet because Texas is arguing that these states changed their elections laws without their state legislatures.
In other words, this is a constitutional issue that’s not even relying on election fraud evidence; Texas is simply arguing that its votes were devalued by swing states that violated their own election laws without input from lawmakers, which violates the Constitution.
“By the shared enterprise of the entire nation electing the President and Vice President, equal protection violations in one State can and do adversely affect and diminish the weight of votes cast in States that lawfully abide by the election structure set forth in the Constitution,” the lawsuit states. “[Texas] is therefore harmed by this unconstitutional conduct in violation of the Equal Protection or Due Process Clauses.”
Basically, Texas says it adhered to its more stringent election laws to comply with the Constitution and federal election laws, in contrast to the swing states.
“…Each of [the swing states] acted in a common pattern,” the lawsuit continues. “State officials, sometimes through pending litigation (e.g., settling ‘friendly’ suits) and sometimes unilaterally by executive fiat, announced new rules for the conduct of the 2020 election that were inconsistent with existing state statutes defining what constitutes a lawful vote.”
This gave the swing states an unconstitutional advantage in the presidential election, Texas alleges.
“Certain officials in the [swing states] presented the pandemic as the justification for ignoring state laws regarding absentee and mail-in voting,” the lawsuit states. “The [swing states] flooded their citizenry with tens of millions of ballot applications and ballots in derogation of statutory controls as to how they are lawfully received, evaluated, and counted.”
“Whether well intentioned or not, these unconstitutional acts had the same uniform effect—they made the 2020 election less secure in the [swing states].”
“Those changes are inconsistent with relevant state laws and were made by non-legislative entities, without any consent by the state legislatures. The acts of these officials thus directly violated the Constitution,” the lawsuit adds.
And, in a particularly damning argument, Texas pointed out that the swing states failed to segregate mail-in ballots, which prevents “accurate analysis to determine which ballots were cast in conformity with the legislatively-set rules and which were not.”
Keep in mind that Pennsylvania in particular disregarded a direct order by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to segregate mail-in ballots arriving after a particular deadline.
And, as a reminder, the Supreme Court is the original jurisdiction of disputes between states.
It’s possible that other states will join Texas in the suit.
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