“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.”
Texas accused Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin of unconstitutionally changing their voting procedures in light of the coronavirus pandemic to allow for increased mail-in ballots. Biden won all four states.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) alleged that the new voting processes in the battleground states skewed the 2020 election results and asked the Supreme Court to delay the December 14 deadline for the Electoral College to make Biden’s victory official.
The lawsuit was filed directly with the Supreme Court because it has exclusive jurisdiction over legal disputes between states. Paxton also argued that the high court is the only one equipped to handle such a case over the Electoral College.