While there are 106 Republican House members signatures on the last ditch effort presented to the US Supreme Court by Texas Republicans to throw out millions of votes in several states based not on voter fraud , but on ‘possible’ misbehaviour by election officials ?
Several Republican US Senators have come forward to question why Texas is after actions in several other states?
The basic is against even Texas having it’s right to conduct it’s own elections without interference…
The whole idea of the suit is just plain dumb….
3 days from today the electoral college WILL confirm Joe Biden as the next President…
All this is a waste of time…
Even Trump’s wife is packing and moving stuff out of the White House….
Oh, and there could be a reason for the Texas Attorney General to be trying to help President Trump, read below….
Senior Republican lawmakers are expressing serious misgivings about a lawsuit the Republican attorney general of Texas is leading against the election results in four swing states, reflecting deep divisions in the party over the legal strategy.
Even as more than 100 House Republicans on Thursday signed an amicus brief in support of the Texas lawsuit aimed at overturning the election results in four swing states, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said he was puzzled by the legal theory behind the challenge.
Cornyn, a former Texas Supreme Court justice, said it’s inappropriate for states to interfere in the laws of other states….
Senate Republican Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) said Thursday he agrees with Cornyn’s concerns….
Cornyn said states should maintain sovereignty over their own election laws.
“If people do have constitutional challenges, the place to make those are in their respective states,” he said. “Obviously the ones that have been made have not proven effective, leading to this novel approach.”
Cornyn predicted the Supreme Court won’t agree with Texas attorney general’s arguments.
That view is shared by a number of election law experts who have panned the lawsuit as far-fetched and unserious, and having little chance of succeeding in its quest to change the election result.
“I just don’t know why a state like Texas which never wants anybody telling them what to do, now wants to tell a bunch of other states how to run their elections. I doubt the Supreme Court will take it up,” he said…
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is leading the legal challenge, has serious personal legal troubles, leading to speculation that he’s trying to ingratiate himself with Trump in hopes of securing a presidential pardon. Paxton is under an FBI investigation for misuse of office to help a wealthy donor.
Paxton told a Texas NBC affiliate that he has not discussed a possible pardon with Trump….
Another piece on the arm twisting and threats against Republican voting officials….…
Yesterday, more than half of House Republicans released a legal brief supporting it. “If they get their way in court (they won’t), they would break the country,” David French of The Dispatch, a conservative publication, wrote.
They are doing so, as my colleagues Jeremy Peters and Maggie Haberman have explained, largely because they believe that defying Trump would damage their standing with Republican voters. By doing so, the politicians are “inflaming the public,” French noted, causing many voters to believe — wrongly — that a presidential election was unfair. And that belief is fueling an outbreak of violent threats against elections officials, including:
Dozens of Trump supporters, some armed, went to the home of Jocelyn Benson, Michigan’s Democratic secretary of state, and began shouting obscenities.
On Twitter, Trump supporters have posted photographs of the home of Ann Jacobs, a Wisconsin official, and mentioned her children.
In Phoenix, about 100 Trump supporters, some armed, protestedat the building where officials were counting votes.
In Vermont, officials received a voice message threatening them with “execution by firing squad.”
Seth Bluestein, a Philadelphia official, received anti-Semitic and violent threats after Pam Bondi, a Trump ally, publicly mentioned him.
A Georgia poll worker went into hiding after a viral video falsely claimed he had discarded ballots.
Gabriel Sterling, another Georgia official, received a message wishing him a happy birthday and saying it would be his last.
In a later interview with Time magazine, Sterling argued that elected politicians could defuse the threats by acknowledging that the election was fair. “Leadership is supposed to look like grown-ups in the room saying, ‘I know you’re upset, but this is the reality,’” Sterling said….