In Bonkers SCOTUS Bid, Texas Tries To Sue To Overturn WI, PA, GA and MI Election Results | Talking Points Memo

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the lengths its top attorney will go to to do the anti-democratic bidding of President Trump.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/?p=1348028
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Bush v. Gore in Paxton’s filing:

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It’s read meat for the fake news of Trump’s fake news industry (the REAL fake news)

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Not one SINGLE shred of ethics, values or morals…let alone any understanding of democracy…but then I guess after this little turd ‘silenced’ the whistleblowers the next step is Stormtroopers.

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That damn Chad again

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Is there even a cause of action here?

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Good thread on why this is going nowhere.

1. Texas is trying to sue PA, GA, MI, and WI to challenge their election results *directly* in #SCOTUS.

How can it do that, how does that work, and is this going anywhere?

Here's a quick #thread on the apex of legal arcana:

The U.S. Supreme Court's "original jurisdiction."

— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) December 8, 2020
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Texas is the model of White minority apartheid rule that the GOP wants the country to copy, so there is a sort of sense this makes.

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The Texas Governor and AG make a great team. The Governor is paralyzed from the waist down; the AG is paralyzed from the neck up.

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Everything is bigger in Texas. Even the stupidity.

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Ken Paxton is a fucking criminal. Corrupt to the core. Full stop.

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Texas AG under indictment for multiple felony counts, including bribery.

Makes sense to generate some fake ridiculous news and try to get the right-wing grievance channels to back you when you’re looking at a future behind bars.

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Crooked Ken, at it again.

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Perhaps New York and California should sue Texas for the way it conducts elections as well as Texas’ lax environmental regulations that adversely effect the whole country.

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What ever happened to ‘states’ rights’?

Ken Paxton is a most shameless boot-licker. And he must have something to hide…

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The Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, is (as they say) “embattled,” and I view this move primarily as a ploy to retain his good standing with the MAGA folks. He’s been under indictment for state securities fraud for the entire five years he’s been in office, and more recently have been called out for interfering in an ongoing criminal case on behalf of a big donor of his. He subsequently fired several of his staffers who made those allegation public. The R leadership in the state has made the usual, weaselly criticisms of him, but aren’t going to do anything. It appears that there’s no practical mechanism for removing him from office before he’s up for reelection in 2022. Go get 'em, Joe!

So anyway, that’s the local context here. Paxton needs to be making splashy headlines for supporting Trump.

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Is Ken looking for a pardon?

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Ken Paxton is looking for a pardon. Full stop.

That is what is going on. Paxton has been engaged in a large scale influence peddling operation, and this wacky lawsuit is cooked up to get his name in the news so Trump pardons him.

That said, he should be charged post pardon with influence peddling to get the pardon, which would be an ongoing offense after the date of the pardon.

But Paxton is to fucking dumb to know that.

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Been calling this functional secession for a while now and thats precisely what it is, no less.

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Ah, for the days when Republicans bemoaned frivolous lawsuits…

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