WASHINGTON — Texas lawyer generic Ken Paxton sued battleground states Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin on Tuesday to challenge their 2020 presidential election outcomes, Fox news reported.
“the usage of the COVID-19 pandemic as a justification, executive officials in the defendant states of Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (at the same time, ‘Defendant State’), usurped their legislatures’ authority and unconstitutionally revised their state’s election statutes,” Paxton’s complaint says. “They accomplished these statutory revisions via govt fiat or pleasant court cases, thereby weakening pollintegrity.”
Paxton is asking the U.S. Supreme court docket to “declare that any electoral faculty votes forged by means of such presidential electors appointed in Defendant States Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin are in violation of the Electors Clause and the Fourteenth modification of the U.S. charter and cannot remember.”
Disputes between states are among the few situations of normal jurisdiction for the Supreme courtroom, that means lower courts cannot first hear the instances, Fox suggested.
The election “suffered from huge and unconstitutional irregularities within the Defendant States,” the submitting says, citing the “look of voting irregularities in the Defendant States that might be in step with the unconstitutional leisure of ballot-integrity protections in these States’ election legal guidelines.”