In an outrageous decision just minutes ago, the Supreme Court of the United States denied the State of Texas’s complaint regarding the 2020 presidential election. The Texas case, joined or supported by numerous other states claimed equal protection violations. Specifically, Texas argued that their citizens’ votes were diluted by votes from states like Pennsylvania that changed election rules unlawfully, or even after voting had started.
Only Justice Thomas and Alito dissented: “we do not have discretion to deny the filing of a bill of complaint in a case that falls within our original jurisdiction.” But Alito went on to add, “I would therefore grant the motion to file the bill of complaint but would not grant other relief, and I express no view on any other issue.”
The SCOTUS opinion can be found here and is below:
Texas GOP Floats Secession for Law-Abiding States
By Tal Axelrod. Texas GOP chair Allen West rebuked the high court in a statement, saying that “law-abiding states” should “form a Union” after the decision throwing out the lawsuit from Texas.
Seventeen other states and 126 House Republicans had backed Texas’s effort to overturn the election results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — four key states that secured President-elect Joe Biden’s win.
The court’s ruling, which said that Texas lacked the legal right to litigate over how other states conduct their elections, represented a devastating blow to efforts by President Trump and his allies to challenge the election results.
“The Supreme Court, in tossing the Texas lawsuit that was joined by seventeen states and 106 U.S. congressman, has decreed that a state can take unconstitutional actions and violate its own election law resulting in damaging effects on other states that abide by the law, while the guilty state suffers no consequences,” West said after the ruling. “This decision establishes a precedent that says states can violate the U.S. constitution and not be held accountable.
“This decision will have far-reaching ramifications for the future of our constitutional republic,” he continued. “Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution.” (Read more from “SCOTUS denies Texas Lawsuit” HERE)