(TheRedWire.com) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) blazed a trail on Tuesday, December 8, when he filed a motion on behalf of the State of Texas to have the vote totals of Michigan, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania invalidated by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The argument before the Court was that the four states in question unconstitutionally changed their voter laws with regard to mail-in ballots.
On Friday evening, December 11, the SCOTUS released a statement rejecting Texas’s motion on the basis that it had no standing under Article III of the Constitution. Specifically, the ruling said that Texas had not shown a “judicially cognizable interest” in how other states conducted their elections. All other related motions were dismissed as moot.
At least 17 other states had filed amicus briefs in support of the Lone Star State’s efforts, as did numerous Republican politicians, including President Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Cruz had agreed to argue the matter before the Court based on his past experience as Texas’ Solicitor General. He had made arguments before the High Court no less than nine times.
I believe #SCOTUS should choose to take the case and hear the appeal because we need the Supreme Court to step in and ensure we are following the Constitution and following the law. pic.twitter.com/BGvU4DceX5
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 8, 2020
Other cases will continue to wind their way through lower courts, and there is still the possibility of cases remanding to the High Court. But the night is much darker, and the road is far narrower.
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