The lawsuit called for the blocking of electoral votes from four states.
The state of Texas, in an effort to help President Donald Trump review the results of the election, said Tuesday it filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, calling changes made by these states in electoral procedures amid the new coronavirus pandemic illegal.
The lawsuit announced by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, is filed directly with the Supreme Court, as is permitted in some cases where disagreements between states arise.
Recall that after a series of appointments made by President Trump, conservative judges have a majority in the Supreme Court: six to three.
In the lawsuit filed, the Texas Republican authorities accuse the electoral authorities of the four states of failing to prevent fraudulent mail-order voting, which, as the document emphasizes, reduces the weight of votes filed in those states in accordance with the law.
According to state electoral officials, they found no evidence of voting fraud that could alter election results.
The increase in mail-order voting was due to a pandemic situation where many Americans did not go directly to polling stations for fear of infection.
Texas asked the Supreme Court to block voters from voting in four states. A total of 62 votes were cast.
Let us remind that Biden has 306 votes (i.e. more than the required 270), and Trump has 232. According to the results of the national vote, Biden is ahead of the incumbent president by more than 7 million votes.
Texas also asks the Supreme Court to postpone voting at the Electors’ Board, which is due to take place on December 14.
Georgetown University Law Professor Paul Smith said Texas had no legal basis for such a claim.
“It is impossible that the state of Texas has any reason to complain about how the votes are being counted in other states and how the voting is being summed up,” Smith said.
Trump’s campaign headquarters and its allies have already filed lawsuits in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and other states, but have not been successful. At the same time, they made unsubstantiated allegations of electoral fraud. Trump lost elections in those states, although he won them in 2016.
The Supreme Court was not required to hold a hearing on the case. According to its earlier decisions, disputes between states must be resolved by the lower courts.