Pennsylvania blows up Texas’ provide to reverse election outcomes for President-elect Joe Biden – CBS Pittsburgh
HARRISBURG, PA (AP) – Attorneys for Pennsylvania reacted in the US Supreme Court Thursday to efforts by Texas to overturn the election results in four states for President-elect Joe Biden, calling it a “seditious abuse” by the dormant courts Conspiracy theories and falsehoods.
Texas is unable to take up the challenge, and its claims are not only temporary, but also unfounded and dangerous, wrote attorneys for the Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro in the 43-page court letter.
Texas is using false and false claims to disenfranchise large numbers of voters and anoint its preferred presidential candidate Donald Trump, Pennsylvania lawyers said.
“Texas efforts to get this court to elect the next president have no legal or factual basis,” they wrote. “The court should not endure this inflammatory abuse of legal process and should send a clear and unmistakable signal that such abuse must never be repeated.”
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit seeks to invalidate the 62 electoral college votes in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. That’s enough if the election changes to Trump.
Paxton’s lawsuit repeats a litany of false, refuted, and unsupported allegations about postal voting and voting in the four battlefield states, including arguments that have already been dismissed by the courts.
Republican attorneys general in Ohio and 17 other states have pledged to support Texas’ mission. Suffrage experts dismissed Paxton’s filing as the youngest and perhaps longest legal shot since election day.
Lawsuits filed by Trump and his allies have failed repeatedly across the country, and the Supreme Court this week denied an offer by Republicans to reverse Pennsylvania’s certification of Biden’s victory.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, seven Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania – John Joyce, Fred Keller, Mike Kelly, Dan Meuser, Scott Perry, Guy Reschenthaler, and Glenn Thompson – met with 99 other Republicans of the House of Representatives.
Republican lawmakers in the Senate and State House of Representatives also filed judicial briefs criticizing Supreme Court rulings on pre-election voting cases and Governor Tom Wolf’s election officials addressing county electoral officials, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, a Democrat.
The Senate Republican letter, approved by 24 of 28 Republican members, did not necessarily ask the Supreme Court to rule in Texas’ favor, saying it was “neither for plaintiffs nor for defendants,” but called for them Legislation, not courts to rule, set the rules for elections.
The filing by House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, and House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, R-Center, comes closer to confirming the Texas position. It is said that Texas and others raised “important questions about how this procedural violation affected the election” and asked the court to “carefully consider the procedural questions and issues raised by Texas.”
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