The Lone Star state stands alone no extra, as Louisiana has backed the Texas lawsuit in opposition to Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin earlier than the Supreme Court docket, over their conduct of the US presidential election.
Louisiana Lawyer Normal Jeff Landry issued a press release on Tuesday night saying that residents of his state and lots of People have “deep issues” about how the elections have been run in these 4 states, which declared Democrat Joe Biden the victor primarily based on a flood of mail-in ballots counted after Election Day.
“Solely the US Supreme Court docket can finally determine circumstances of actual controversy among the many states below our Structure. That’s the reason the Justices ought to hear and determine the case which we now have joined representing the residents of Louisiana,” Landry stated, referring to the case introduced by Pennsylvania Republicans a number of weeks in the past.
Whereas Landry didn’t technically be a part of Paxton’s lawsuit, he urged the Supreme Court docket to “think about the newest Texas movement, which incorporates a number of the similar arguments.”
Echoing the complaints made by his Texas colleague Ken Paxton, Landry stated that judges in “states like Pennsylvania” set their very own election guidelines in violation of Article 1 of the US Structure, which explicitly offers that authority to state legislatures alone.
Paxton’s movement didn’t allege election fraud, however argued that the 4 states engaged in “voting irregularities,” improper “amendments to States’ duly enacted election legal guidelines,” and even potential suppression of the Republican vote, “whether or not lawful or illegal.”
“These flaws cumulatively preclude understanding who legitimately gained the 2020 election and threaten to cloud all future elections,” his movement stated.
The Texas lawsuit argues that the election outcomes that declare Biden the winner are “illegal” and ought to be reviewed by state legislators, who below the Structure have the facility to nominate electors themselves. Republicans management all 4 state legislatures.
Mainstream media and social networks hastened to declare Biden the winner of the election and label as “false” or “disputed” something that challenged that. Landry seems to be referring to this in his assertion, saying that many Louisianans have “grow to be extra annoyed as some in [the] media and the political class to attempt to sidestep reputable points for the sake of expediency.”
Mere minutes earlier than Landry’s announcement, the Supreme Court docket rejected a special movement – introduced by Congressman Mike Kelly (R-Pennsylvania), which sought to invalidate the entire outcomes of the election in that state, together with Kelly’s personal re-election, on grounds they have been illegal. The justices gave no clarification for the choice.
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