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‘This is sedition!’ Twitter implodes as 17 more states jump on Texas lawsuit to throw out Dem votes

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In a shocking move on Tuesday, Texas filed a lawsuit declaring voting irregularities in four states key to Biden’s win. Yesterday, attorneys general from a staggering 17 states declared their support for Texas’ attempt to delay Biden’s inauguration. Is this the real reason William Barr wants to quit?

Twitter called treason

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Twitter users are calling it treason.

The Democrats didn’t stoop so low

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The Texas attorney general Ken Paxton (a longtime Trump supporter) declared that the changes in voting rules due to the COVID-19 pandemic led to fraud and irregularities in the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.ย  Paxton says these votes should not count. Biden won all four states.

‘Truly frightened for the future of our country’

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Legal experts have dismissed the lawsuit as “utter garbage,” and “laughable.” Many believe it to be a publicity stunt of connived political theater. The President however has thrown himself behind the attempt which he calls “the case that everyone has been waiting for.” Trump is himself asking the Supreme Court to let him intervene saying the votes “are in violation of the Electors Clause and cannot be counted.”

‘From your tweet to God’s ear’

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The Republican attorneys general supporting the move are claiming that the alleged voting infractions “undermined the liberty of all Americans.” Critics fear this could be paraphrased as ‘undermined the victory of President Trump.’

Fraud…unless Trump won

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Interestingly, several of the states that joined the ‘amicus brief’ on Wednesday are themselves guilty of the acts they are arguing against. According to the brief, any extended voting deadlines allowed “a post-election window of time during which nefarious actors could wait and see whether the Presidential election would be close, and whether perpetrating fraud…would be worthwhile.”

Meantime, West Virginia, Utah, Kansas, Mississippi, and North Dakota, all took in mail-in ballots that arrived after Election Day. Yet, the attorneys general of these states signed onto the brief.

‘It sounds like he’s teeing up 17 more pardons’

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There is speculation that Ken Paxton is looking for a pardon from Trump. The Texas attorney general was indicted five years ago on felony charges of security fraud. He is also undergoing investigation by the FBI for alleged bribery and abuse of office.

‘The damage is in the theater’

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After the President tried to personally intervene in the case, 17 lawmakers and former officials filed a brief of their own, this time supporting the four swing states. The brief was signed by ex-Republican officials and former members of the House and Senate. They argued that attorney general Paxton’s case is “a mockery of federalism and separation of powers,” and that this suit does not belong in the Supreme Court.

The Constitution does not make this Court the multidistrict litigation panel for trials of presidential election disputes.

Yet many fear that even if the lawsuit does not hold legal water, it could set a dangerous precedent and shift the public mood.

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