Supreme Court rejects Texas lawsuit to overturn election results in 4 states
Texas calls on Supreme Court to review election results
Claim filed calls for blocking four-state electoral votes
The state of Texas, in an attempt to help President Donald Trump reconsider the election results, announced on Tuesday a lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in the US Supreme Court, in which the changes made by these states in the electoral procedures in the context of the novel coronavirus pandemic were named illegal.
The lawsuit, announced by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, is filed directly with the Supreme Court, as resolved in some cases when there is a dispute between states..
Recall that after a series of appointments made by President Trump, judges of conservative convictions have a majority in the Supreme Court: six to three.
In the lawsuit filed, the Texas Republican authorities accuse the electoral bodies of four states of failing to prevent fraudulent mail-order voting, which, the document emphasizes, reduces the weight of votes cast in these states under the law..
State electoral officials say they found no evidence of voting fraud that could alter election results.
The increase in the number of cases of voting by mail is due to the conditions of the pandemic, when many Americans did not come directly to the polls for fear of contracting.
Texas has asked the Supreme Court to block electoral votes from four states. In total, we are talking about 62 votes.
Recall that Biden has 306 electoral votes (i.e. more than 270 required), while Trump has 232. According to the results of the popular vote, Biden is ahead of the incumbent president by more than 7 million votes.
Texas also asks the Supreme Court to postpone the Electoral College vote on Dec. 14..
Paul Smith, professor of law at Georgetown University, said Texas had no legal basis to file such a claim.
“It’s impossible for the state of Texas to have reason to complain about how the counting of votes is going on in other states and how the vote is being summed up,” Smith said..
Trump’s campaign headquarters and his allies have already filed lawsuits in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and other states, but have not been successful. At the same time, they made unconfirmed allegations of electoral fraud. Trump lost elections in these states, although he won them in 2016.
The Supreme Court is not obliged to hold a hearing in this case. According to his earlier decisions, the resolution of disputes between states must be carried out by the lower courts..