SUPER-SPECIAL: Since Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed the case against Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Wisconsin in the Supreme Court. From his websites (AG Paxton Sues Battleground States for Unconstitutional Changes to 2020 Election Laws | Office of the Attorney General (texasattorneygeneral.gov)), it states, “The four states exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to justify ignoring federal and state election laws and unlawfully enacting last-minute changes, thus skewing the results of the 2020 General Election. The battleground states flooded their people with unlawful ballot applications and ballots while ignoring statutory requirements as to how they were received, evaluated and counted.” Based on the file in the Supreme Court, three major points were focused on by Texas:
(1) Non-legislative actors’ purported amendments to States’ duly enacted election laws, in violation of the Electors Clause’s vesting State legislatures with plenary authority regarding the appointment of presidential electors.
(2) Intrastate differences in the treatment of voters, with more favorable allotted to voters – whether lawful or unlawful – in areas administered by local government under Democrat control and with populations with higher ratios of Democrat voters than other areas of Defendant States.
(3) The appearance of voting irregularities in the Defendant States that would be consistent with the unconstitutional relaxation of ballot-integrity protections in those States’ election laws.
After 19 states (as writing on December 11), including Florida and Kentucky, joined Texas to sue MI, PA, GA, and WI.
In addition, President Trump (@realDoanldTrump) tweeted, “We will INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case. This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!” (December 9, 2020)
Texas focused on the violation of constitution: the state legislatures has the ultimately power to change anything regarding the process of the election. The governor of the state, secretary of state, or supreme court of state, does not have any power to change the LAW. In other words, PA, WI, MI, and GA have changed election law bypassing the legislatures. These four states made their excuse by using COVID-19 to change election law. It is clearly violating of the constitution. GAME OVER!