The Texas election challenge

The State of Texas has filed a lawsuit directly with the Supreme Court alleging that Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia and Pennsylvania violated the Election Clause of the US Constitution and disenfranchised Texas voters by unconstitutionally abrogating election statues for mail-in ballots. Texas cites Article II, Section I, Clause II of the Constitution that states: “Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct,” making “it clear that only legislators of the states are permitted to determine the rules for appointing presidential electors.” And Texas also cites Article III that the Supreme Court’s judicial power extends to “controversies between two or more states.” Joining in support are AK, AL, MO and LA.

In layman’s terms, the Texas lawsuit intends to establish that Texas citizens were denied equal protection under the law because Secretary of States in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia, and the Elections Commission in Wisconsin unilaterally changed election laws without legislative approval. This causes Texas voters (and all of America) to have to accept the results of the election when the elections in those four states are illegal. As a remedy, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is requesting SCOTUS to prohibit Electoral College votes cast by those states and for them to appoint new electors. SCOTUS has given the states until Thursday at 3:00 PM EST to actively respond, meaning it is taking up the case.

Jordan Sekulow, lawyer for President Trump, Tuesday told Newsmax TV, “This is the case we’ve been talking about to reach SCOTUS. This is the outcome-determinative case, 62 electoral college votes, enough to change the outcome of the election.” Newsmax reported; “The Supreme Court, in a case of “original jurisdiction,” Sekulow said, will weigh the lawsuit’s proposed remedy of the four state legislatures seating new electors, because the “electors clause” was violated, along with “due process” and “equal protection.”” Notably, a search of the news about this case at the time of this writing yielded only Breitbart, Epoch Times, and Newsmax were covering the story. Mainstream media is still reporting that SCOTUS turned down a challenge to the Pennsylvania election. Each of the states in question have publicly dismissed the suit as nonsense.

Paxton said in a statement, “For presidential elections, each state must appoint its electors to the electoral college in a manner that complies with the Constitution. The Electors Clause requirement that only state legislatures may set the rules governing the appointment of electors and elections and cannot be delegated to local officials. The majority of the rushed decisions, made by local officials, were not approved by the state legislatures, thereby circumventing the Constitution.” Proverbs 21:15 says, “It is a joy for the just to do justice, But destruction will come to the workers of iniquity.” Let us pray that SCOTUS puts the law above politics and acts justly to do justice.

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