Donald Trump has almost all legal options to contest the 2020 elections. Members of his legal team have either been fired or contracted COVID-19 at this point.
With the lawsuits going so badly, Trump has decided to try his hand at the Supreme Court. The country’s highest court has already rejected a Pennsylvania case. Texas attorney general Ken Paxton has now strangely filed a lawsuit from a state that does not contest the election.
The suit is so strange, in fact, that even GOP Senator John Cornyn says he doesn’t understand the “legal theory” behind it.
When asked by reporters about the case, Texas lawmakers said, “You know, it’s very unusual because when a state sues a state, the United States Supreme Court originally has jurisdiction, so you don’t have to go through the normal process. I’ve just read the abstract and, frankly, have trouble understanding legal theory. “
Senator John Cornyn, the senior GOP Senator from Texas, criticized his state’s lawsuit against the election results in several battlefield states and told me, “I honestly have trouble understanding legal theory.”
– Manu Raju (mkraju), December 9, 2020
“Number one, why would a state, even a large state like Texas, have a say in how other states administer their elections? “Continued the Senator. “We have a diffuse and dispersed system, and while we may not like it, they may think it’s unfair … these are decided at the state and local level, not the national level. So it’s an interesting theory, but I’m not convinced. “
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.