Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton (R) petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to block four states from using their certified election results to appoint presidential electors and to require those four states’ legislatures to appoint alternative electors instead, presumably to overturn the presidential election result.
Paxton claims “non-legislative actors” took unlawful actions resulting in “significant and unconstitutional irregularities” in elections conducted in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. “The appearance of voting irregularities in the Defendant States [are] consistent with the unconstitutional relaxation of ballot-integrity protections in those States’ election laws,” Paxton argued in the motion. “These flaws cumulatively preclude knowing who legitimately won the 2020 election and threaten to cloud all future elections.”
Paxton also seeks an extension of the December 14 deadline for presidential electors to vote because permitting this process to go forward would “cement a potentially illegitimate election result in the middle of this storm.”
No credible evidence has been produced, in any of dozens of lawsuits filed to date, to support claims of widespread fraud at a magnitude required to overturn the election results. Most, if not all, of the specific allegations in Paxton’s suit have been dismissed elsewhere.
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