Trump says ‘we will be INTERVENING’ in Texas suit to block results of 4 states, Internet calls him a 'dictator'
Texas has filed a lawsuit to overturn voting results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin citing rule changes as 'unconstitutional'
President Donald Trump, on Wednesday, December 9, said that "we will be intervening" in the Texas lawsuit to block the 2020 presidential election results from four states and overturn President-elect Joe Biden's win. Trump made the statement through a tweet, writing: "We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case. This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!"
Texas, on Tuesday, December 8, filed a lawsuit to block Biden's victory by overturning the vote results in four key states. The state, in an attempt to assist Trump in upending the election results, announced that it had sued Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin at the Supreme Court. Texas reportedly call the changes made by the states to election procedures amidst the coronavirus pandemic as "unconstitutional." The lawsuit, announced by the Republican attorney general of Texas, Ken Paxton, was reportedly being filed directly with the Supreme Court than with a lower court. It is permissible for states to reach out to the top court for certain litigation. The Supreme Court currently has a 6-3 conservative majority and includes at least three justices appointed by Trump.
Shortly after Trump's tweet on Wednesday, several social media users slammed him and reminded the president that he had lost the elections by a significant margin. One user wrote: "Only for your interest: victory has been setup already... @JoeBiden has won the election... and you have lost... loser! Loser! Loser!" Another said: "I speak for all true American citizens when i say that the 45th president definitely doesn’t deserve a second term." One user suggested that Trump was attempting to scam his supporters out of money: "It’ll be dismissed tomorrow. Quit scamming your supporters out of money." A fourth wrote: "Wow. If he got the 2nd term. He would of change the laws to stay in power forever. He did mention in one of his rally. He really wants to become a dictatorship"
Only for your interest: victory has been setup already... @JoeBiden has won the election... and you have lost... loser! Loser! Loser!— Bernd Sippel APLS (@berndsippel) December 9, 2020
I speak for all true American citizens when i say that the 45th president definitely doesn’t deserve a second term.— Mohamed Enieb (@its_menieb) December 9, 2020
It’ll be dismissed tomorrow. Quit scamming your supporters out of money.— Scott Dworkin (@funder) December 9, 2020
Wow. If he got the 2nd term. He would of change the laws to stay in power forever. He did mention in one of his rally. He really wants to become a dictatorship— city cowboy (@Mrosie1031) December 9, 2020
The Texas lawsuit represents the latest legal effort by conservatives to reverse Trump's election loss to President-elect Joe Biden. President Trump, over a month after the elections, has still not conceded to Biden in the race despite the latter winning both the Electoral votes and the popular votes by a clear majority. Trump and his campaign have alleged massive "voter fraud" in the 2020 elections, however, no evidence has been provided to back their claims. His campaign filed multiple lawsuits, however, their legal efforts so far have been proven unsuccessful.
Texas, in its suit against the four states, accused election officials of failing to protect mail-in voting from fraud, and diminishing "the weight of votes cast in states that lawfully abide by the election structure set forth in the Constitution."
Experts, however, say that Texas' latest effort to overturn the election results will likely not succeed. State officials have since clarified that they have not found any evidence of any voter fraud that would change the result of the election. The Texas lawsuit points to mail-in voting, which noted a surge because of the coronavirus pandemic. Texas is now asking the Supreme Court to block the Electoral College votes in the four states, a total of 62 electoral votes from being counted.