Friday, December 11, 2020

Don't Mess with Us, Texas

 The big news story of the day is that the Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit brought by the Texas Attorney General which sought to overturn the election results in Pennsylvania. Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin in an effort to overturn Joe Biden's election.  The lawsuit claimed that Texan voters were harmed by illegal measures that these states put in place to facilitate voting during the pandemic.  Notably, the lawsuit didn't name any states that Trump won.  Thankfully, even the terrible, partisan Supreme Court rejected the suit, finding that the Texas AG had no standing:

"Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections."

Finding in the AG's favor would have set a terrible precedent, a possibility that all elections could be challenged from across the country.  How soon before some whacko in Idaho decided to sue New York state because he thought that AOC was a socialist menace?   On the flip side, how about the eventual possibility that asthma sufferers in New Jersey sued Texas for voting for representatives who voted to deregulate power plants?

In an extremely shameful corollary to this lawsuit, 106 Republican representatives filed an amicus brief in support of Texas' lawsuit.  I don't ever want to hear these assholes talk about 'States' Rights' ever again.  On the ground floor, the rubes are itching for a military coup now.

For any Texas voters who believe that the results in PA, GA, MI, and WI 'nullified' their votes, I'm a resident of a big, deep Blue state who has seen his vote 'nullified' in the face of an antidemocratic Electoral College on many occasions, so screw off.  Trump lost the election, he lost in the majority of the cases brought on his behalf, and he has lost in the Supreme Court case.  It's over, Trump has now lost to Biden every week since his initial loss.

Post title taken from a Texas anti-littering campaign that got out of bounds.


Now Am Found! said...

damn straight skippy! rethuglicans only win when they cheat

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Yeah, they will make sure majority African-American districts in Georgia won't have sufficient voting machines for the runoff election.

Richard said...

Texas is welcome to secede. Let them go. They should really be ashamed of themselves. All they ever do is wear that big hat and say "don't mess with texas". Hey bozo we have news for you.Get out. We pay for you. You are not funny anymore. Please secede. Go try to go your own way. We are keeping El Paso.
Oh Texas! You make me ashamed to be an American.