Texas Files Shamefully Meritless Lawsuit to Toss Out Election Results in Four Other States, Plus Bonus Ted Cruz Self-Beclowning
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a lawsuit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in the United States Supreme Court. The four states exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to justify ignoring federal and state election laws and unlawfully enacting last-minute changes, thus skewing the results of the 2020 General Election. The battleground states flooded their people with unlawful ballot applications and ballots while ignoring statutory requirements as to how they were received, evaluated and counted.
This preposterous lawsuit, filed directly in the Supreme Court and invoking its original jurisdiction, does not have a prayer of success. It is based on absurd arguments, such as this:
The probability of former Vice President Biden winning the popular vote in the four Defendant States—Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin—independently given President Trump’s early lead in those States as of 3 a.m. on November 4, 2020, is less than one in a quadrillion, or 1 in 1,000,000,000,000,000. For former Vice President Biden to win these four States collectively, the odds of that event happening decrease to less than one in a quadrillion to the fourth power (i.e., 1 in 1,000,000,000,000,000).
Statistics! Wow! I’m convinced!
It bears mention that Paxton has been under indictment for securities fraud since 2015, and has more recently been accused by seven aides of having engaged in “improper influence, abuse of office, bribery and other potential criminal acts.”
Meanwhile, Texans, your junior senator continues to beclown himself, having announced that he was eager to argue the now-rejected lawsuit filed by Congressman Mike Kelly to invalidate results in Pennsylvania. This was a lawsuit that argued that the Republican legislature in Pennsylvania violated the state constitution with a law regarding mail-in ballots, and that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court somehow violated the federal constitution by throwing out the lawsuit. How Cruz was going to argue that the U.S. Supreme Court is a more appropriate body to determine the meaning of Pennsylvania’s state constitution than the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania . . . well, let’s just say that I’m a bit miffed that the Supreme Court has deprived us of the chance to watch Ted Cruz dig that hole of ignominy even deeper.
I am considering a lawsuit against Cruz to get back the money I donated to him in 2016. (Narrator: Patterico is not serious here.) I’m serious. (Narrator: he is not.) Cruz is a fraud, and he further exposes the depth of his fraudulent nature with literally every passing day. When the person you donated to turns out to be a fraud, isn’t that a legal basis to get your donation back? (Narrator: it is not.)
Yesterday I closed a post by asking what is going on with the Republican party, and appended two question marks to the end of the question to emphasize my befuddlement. In that vein:
Texans, what is going on in your state???