In a bold move, Texas has filed a lawsuit against four states which Joe Biden won in the 2020 U.S. Presidential election in attempts to overturn the results in favour of Donald Trump.
The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election has taken yet another turn, with the state of Texas now suing Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin at the Supreme Court for allegedly unlawful electoral procedure changes.
“Trust in the integrity of our election processes is sacrosanct and binds our citizenry and the states in this union together. Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin destroyed that trust and compromised the security and integrity of the 2020 election,” Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton said of the lawsuit.
Texas aims to place scrutiny on the four states, each of which were won this year by Joe Biden, as the lawsuit alleges they each utilized COVID-19 to alter their election rules “through executive fiat or friendly lawsuits, thereby weakening ballot integrity.”
The lawsuit claims that up to 80,000 ballots were cast containing fraudulent or forged signatures, which were allowed to be opened and scanned two weeks before Election Day.
In response to the lawsuit, Georgia’s deputy secretary of state, Jordan Fuchs, has said that the legal efforts are “false and irresponsible.”
“Texas alleges that there are 80,000 forged signatures on absentee ballots in Georgia,” Fuchs argued. “But they don’t bring forward a single person who this happened to. That’s because it didn’t happen.”