President Donald Trump called on the Supreme Court to have the “courage” to address election fraud in a lawsuit brought by the state of Texas, The Washington Times reported.
Texas has sued Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin over changes those states made to their election process which ultimately violated federal law, The Texas Tribune reported. The lawsuit seeks to have the states’ electoral votes removed from consideration and the case will be handled by the Supreme Court.
While the case is still a long shot to succeed, the Supreme Court is likely the friendliest place for Trump’s legal team.
Holding states accountable
State Supreme Courts have refused to look into allegations of voter fraud and election irregularities due in part to partisanship. Many courts have made it clear that they are not going to give Trump his day in court. The Supreme Court is the only judicial body that can both make an authoritative ruling but also hear Trump and his legal team out.
The president said during a press conference on Tuesday that, “Hopefully, the next administration will be the Trump administration, because you can’t steal hundreds of thousands of votes. Let’s see whether or not somebody has the courage, whether it’s a legislator or legislatures, or whether it’s a justice of the Supreme Court or a number of justices of the Supreme Court. Let’s see if they have the courage to do what everybody in this country knows is right.”
This lawsuit is by no means assuring victory for Trump but it will force the issue to the highest court in the land.
Regardless of the outcome, it’s vital that the Supreme Court examines the very real incidences of voter fraud and looks at what states like Pennsylvania did and rule on the legality of it all. If that does not happen, Americans will have no reason to trust in our election process. Election meddling, voter fraud, and rigging will only become more prominent unless the Supreme Court brings the hammer down.
The good news is Texas may not be alone in this lawsuit as both Alabama and Louisiana are considering joining the lawsuit as well, Newsweek reported. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said Tuesday, “The unconstitutional actions and fraudulent votes in other states not only affect the citizens of those states, they affect the citizens of all states — of the entire United States.”
Bigger than Trump
The actions of these few key swing states carry huge implications for the rest of the nation and that is why Texas has initiated this action. This isn’t just about President Trump — it is about the future of our nation and our election process.
Democrat-controlled states that make shady last-minute changes to their election rules can swing an election one way or another.
Republican-leaning states are right to demand a federal standard be met as the presidential election affects the whole nation.
While Trump may be the face of this legal battle, the ultimate goal is to determine if Democrats stole the election and if so, how to remedy that crime.