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, The Hill reports.
Ken Paxton Texas Republican Attorney General alleges that the new voting processes in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin skewed the presidential election results and is asking the Supreme Court to delay 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.”
Their suit echoed most of the arguments raised by Donald Trump and his legal team that were rejected by courts across the country.
Texas argued that their electors voting power will be diluted by the practices in the battleground states and so, they have standing to bring the case directly to the Supreme Court which has exclusive jurisdiction over legal disputes between states.