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'Crazy as Texas': Texas sues states Biden won in Supreme Court, seeking to delay Electoral College vote
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: December 08, 2020 10:22AM
Texas Republicans notch a new low in American history.

Texas sues states Biden won in Supreme Court, seeking to delay Electoral College vote
[thehill.com]

Texas announced on Tuesday that it would be filing a lawsuit in the Supreme Court against four battleground states in an effort to halt presidential electors from finalizing President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

Texas argued that electors from Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin should not be allowed to cast their votes in part because those states unconstitutionally changed their voting procedures during the coronavirus pandemic to allow for increased mail-in ballots. Biden won all four states.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) alleges that the new voting processes in the battleground states skewed the 2020 election results and asked the Supreme Court to delay next Monday's deadline for the Electoral College to make Biden's victory official.

"Their failure to abide by the rule of law casts a dark shadow of doubt over the outcome of the entire election," Paxton said in a statement. "We now ask that the Supreme Court step in to correct this egregious error.”
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Re: 'Crazy as Texas': Texas sues states Biden won in Supreme Court, seeking to delay Electoral College vote
Posted by: Acer
Date: December 08, 2020 10:24AM
Count on Thomas and Alito. They've never met a Republican-backed lawsuit that didn't get them salivating.
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Re: 'Crazy as Texas': Texas sues states Biden won in Supreme Court, seeking to delay Electoral College vote
Posted by: PeterB
Date: December 08, 2020 10:27AM
I'm hoping the SC won't even touch this one with a 10-foot pole.

But you all knew something like this was coming.

That being said -- I'm not sure that any state has the right to sue against the processes occurring in any other state -- that, on its face, might be enough to get this lawsuit thrown out. The claim stated in the article, "Texas argued that it has standing to bring such a lawsuit because its electors will have their voting power diluted by the practices in the battleground states" ... doesn't seem to hold water, at least I can't imagine it holding any water.




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Re: 'Crazy as Texas': Texas sues states Biden won in Supreme Court, seeking to delay Electoral College vote
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: December 08, 2020 10:31AM
PS-traitors
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Re: 'Crazy as Texas': Texas sues states Biden won in Supreme Court, seeking to delay Electoral College vote
Posted by: prymsnap
Date: December 08, 2020 11:07AM
So can Illinois sue Texas for reducing ballot boxes to one per county?
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Re: 'Crazy as Texas': Texas sues states Biden won in Supreme Court, seeking to delay Electoral College vote
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: December 08, 2020 11:13AM
Paxton is a big crook. He's hoping for a pardon from Trump, I bet.
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Re: 'Crazy as Texas': Texas sues states Biden won in Supreme Court, seeking to delay Electoral College vote
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: December 08, 2020 11:37AM
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prymsnap
So can Illinois sue Texas for reducing ballot boxes to one per county?

If the SCOTUS accepts that they have jurisdiction, under the argument brought by Texas, New York could sue to have Texas Senate elections invalidated.



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Re: 'Crazy as Texas': Texas sues states Biden won in Supreme Court, seeking to delay Electoral College vote
Posted by: rgG
Date: December 08, 2020 11:44AM
BTW, GA did not change absentee voting rules. You have always been able to get one for any reason.
The only thing different, AFAIK, was that GA sent out applicaitons, not ballots, to all registered voters for the PRIMARY.

Of course, the facts don't matter here. This is just throwing crap at the wall and seeing if anything will stick, but you knew that already.

I am so over these idiots.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/08/2020 11:45AM by rgG.
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Re: 'Crazy as Texas': Texas sues states Biden won in Supreme Court, seeking to delay Electoral College vote
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 08, 2020 12:05PM
the death of democracy....
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Re: 'Crazy as Texas': Texas sues states Biden won in Supreme Court, seeking to delay Electoral College vote
Posted by: samintx
Date: December 08, 2020 01:59PM
Is Cruz feathering his nest? But why? He could stay silent and the Deplorables would be none the wiser and would still vote for him.
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Re: 'Crazy as Texas': Texas sues states Biden won in Supreme Court, seeking to delay Electoral College vote
Posted by: AllGold
Date: December 08, 2020 02:44PM
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PeterB
The claim stated in the article, "Texas argued that it has standing to bring such a lawsuit because its electors will have their voting power diluted by the practices in the battleground states" ... doesn't seem to hold water, at least I can't imagine it holding any water.

Yeah, nice try morons. Texas' electors "will have their voting power diluted" by the other 49 states.

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rgG
BTW, GA did not change absentee voting rules. You have always been able to get one for any reason.
The only thing different, AFAIK, was that GA sent out applicaitons, not ballots, to all registered voters for the PRIMARY.

Of course, the facts don't matter here. This is just throwing crap at the wall and seeing if anything will stick, but you knew that already.

I am so over these idiots.

Michigan didn't change any laws either. Prior to Covid, Michigan passed a constitutional amendment allowing no-reason absentee voting.



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Re: 'Crazy as Texas': Texas sues states Biden won in Supreme Court, seeking to delay Electoral College vote
Posted by: Janit
Date: December 08, 2020 03:00PM
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Sarcany
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prymsnap
So can Illinois sue Texas for reducing ballot boxes to one per county?

If the SCOTUS accepts that they have jurisdiction, under the argument brought by Texas, New York could sue to have Texas Senate elections invalidated.

There must have been something done wrong in Kentucky. Maybe we can get rid of McConnell too.
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Re: 'Crazy as Texas': Texas sues states Biden won in Supreme Court, seeking to delay Electoral College vote
Posted by: sekker
Date: December 08, 2020 03:26PM
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Janit
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Sarcany
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prymsnap
So can Illinois sue Texas for reducing ballot boxes to one per county?

If the SCOTUS accepts that they have jurisdiction, under the argument brought by Texas, New York could sue to have Texas Senate elections invalidated.

There must have been something done wrong in Kentucky. Maybe we can get rid of McConnell too.

If you want true chaos, the SCOTUS would find TX has standing. Then no state would have full autonomy for ANY national election.
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Re: 'Crazy as Texas': Texas sues states Biden won in Supreme Court, seeking to delay Electoral College vote
Posted by: PeterB
Date: December 08, 2020 03:46PM
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prymsnap
So can Illinois sue Texas for reducing ballot boxes to one per county?

Or how about this one, can Connecticut sue Florida for the fact that they wouldn't allow mail-in ballots for COVID-related reasons?

Because-- after all-- the fact that Florida didn't allow main-in ballots for COVID-related reasons, dilutes the impact of Connecticut's electoral votes.

grinning smiley




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Re: 'Crazy as Texas': Texas sues states Biden won in Supreme Court, seeking to delay Electoral College vote
Posted by: space-time
Date: December 08, 2020 04:26PM
Putin will sue all 50 states!
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Re: 'Crazy as Texas': Texas sues states Biden won in Supreme Court, seeking to delay Electoral College vote
Posted by: hal
Date: December 08, 2020 05:18PM
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space-time
Putin will sue all 50 states!

makes sense :-)
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Re: 'Crazy as Texas': Texas sues states Biden won in Supreme Court, seeking to delay Electoral College vote
Posted by: bfd
Date: December 08, 2020 08:15PM
States Rights – Civil War - DejaVu all over again…
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Re: 'Crazy as Texas': Texas sues states Biden won in Supreme Court, seeking to delay Electoral College vote
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: December 09, 2020 08:16AM
I'll take "lacks standing" for $200, Alex.
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Re: 'Crazy as Texas': Texas sues states Biden won in Supreme Court, seeking to delay Electoral College vote
Posted by: AllGold
Date: December 09, 2020 04:56PM
Dennis S called it. Not only is Paxton still under indictment in an unresolved 2015 case for second-offense securities fraud (with the penalty if convicted of 5-99 years in prison), he is now under investigation by the FBI for abuse of office and bribery. In the current case, he was turned in by a group of six or seven of his own assistant attorneys general.

He's just trying to get Trump's attention to get a pardon.



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Re: 'Crazy as Texas': Texas sues states Biden won in Supreme Court, seeking to delay Electoral College vote
Posted by: AllGold
Date: December 09, 2020 11:24PM
It gets even crazier. Tonight Rachel Maddow points out that the attorney on the lawsuit (it's not the Texas AG himself) is none other than John C. Eastman. Who is Eastman, you ask? He is the Kamala Harris birther nutcase whose op-ed was published in Newsweek.



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