The State of Texas filed a lawsuit directly with the U.S. Supreme Court shortly before midnight on Monday challenging the election procedures in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin on the grounds that they violate the Constitution.
Texas argues that these states violated the Electors Clause of the Constitution because they made changes to voting rules and procedures through the courts or through executive actions, but not through the state legislatures. Additionally, Texas argues that there were differences in voting rules and procedures in different counties within the states, violating the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause. Finally, Texas argues that there were “voting irregularities” in these states as a result of the above.
A very interesting development. If Texas wins, the state’s electors will be chosen by their legislatures and Trump is reelected. If Texas loses and Biden is declared President, will Texas secede?
There are many questions today based on this lawsuit. It appears that Amy Barrett’s appointment to the Supreme Court may have been a Godsend for the country. If the Supreme Court does not uphold the Constitution, then the compact is broken and any state can secede.
h/t A Sleeping Giant