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Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:08 AM

Apparently, Texas has filed a suit against GA, MI, PA, and WI at the Supreme Court

alleging that those states violated the Constitution because, allegedly, those states made changes to voting regulations through courts rather than through the state legislatures, and because differences in voting rules in different counties violated, allegedly, the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause.

Funny thing... I can't find reference to the suit except on right wing sites, although I'm pretty sure it was actually filed.

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Reply Apparently, Texas has filed a suit against GA, MI, PA, and WI at the Supreme Court (Original post)
Goodheart Dec 8 OP
pwb Dec 8 #1
VMA131Marine Dec 8 #2
hlthe2b Dec 8 #3
hlthe2b Dec 8 #6
hlthe2b Dec 8 #11
Amishman Dec 8 #23
still_one Dec 8 #4
BlueJac Dec 8 #5
skip fox Dec 8 #18
Moostache Dec 8 #24
StarfishSaver Dec 8 #7
dware Dec 8 #8
struggle4progress Dec 8 #9
C_U_L8R Dec 8 #10
Roisin Ni Fiachra Dec 8 #12
TigressDem Dec 8 #14
TheBlackAdder Dec 8 #13
dem4decades Dec 8 #15
roamer65 Dec 8 #16
beachbumbob Dec 8 #17
beastie boy Dec 8 #19
Blue Owl Dec 8 #20
CaptYossarian Dec 8 #21
peggysue2 Dec 8 #22

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:15 AM

1. States rights?

Fuck off Texas.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:15 AM

2. This suit should immediately fail based on a lack of standing

Plus, what direct injury has Texas suffered? This, if real, will go nowhere. Texas doesn’t get a say in how other states run their elections.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:16 AM

3. Vladeck: "Spoiler alert: The Court is *never* going to hear this one."

It looks like we have a new leader in the “craziest lawsuit filed to purportedly challenge the election” category:



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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:18 AM

6. Not to mention that Texas' Solictor General (its constitutional expert) is NOT involved

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:20 AM

11. Others implying this is purely about (TX AG) Ken Paxton's urgent need for a Trump pardon

This is 100% about @KenPaxtonTX
seeking a pardon from Donald Trump. It’s classic Quid pro quo. Paxton is currently being investigated by the FBI for corruption and even @JohnCornyn
has suggested he should resign.



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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:46 AM

23. they might hear it, to use as a vehicle for other goals

I don't even see a conservative court using this to overturn the election, Roberts, Kavanaugh, and Gorsuch seem to have enough political awareness of the repercussions of they do that.

I do see this as an opportunity for a conservative court to neuter the ability to make any changes whatsoever to electoral process outside of a state legislature (which happens to be the easiest part of state government for republicans to control).

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:17 AM

4. Maybe Texas should read the Constitution

This is the DU member formerly known as still_one.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:17 AM

5. Texas has no standing to file

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Response to BlueJac (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:31 AM

18. He might try to claim standing by maintaining what these states did voided the votes of Texans.

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Response to skip fox (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:47 AM

24. Fuck all that noise...California would then have standing to challenge EVERY election... (n/t)

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:18 AM

8. And Texas has standing because?

This is the DU member formerly known as dware.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:18 AM

9. Sounds like another phony fundraiser lawsuit filed by another lawyer who should be disbarred

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:19 AM

10. I couldn't figure out if it was real either

But apparently there's a "filing"... and it looks like another hot mess.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:21 AM

12. Just for fun, let's file a lawsuit to give Texas back to Mexico. nt

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:23 AM

14. I LIKE IT!

We don't have to win, but just to see the looks when we talk about how their gerry mandering will come to an END, pronto.


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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:23 AM

13. It must be so easy to start bullshit rumors on RW sites. You just need to get it on a few of them.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:26 AM

15. it's the echo chamber.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:27 AM

16. It's those assholes Paxton and Patrick.

Fuck them.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:28 AM

17. another useless attempt that will be outright rejected

 

but its clear what America is facing in 2022 and beyond without drastic measures now which is impossible without a democratic Senate. The fate of our democracy is now up in the air going forward.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:34 AM

19. Say Whaaa?

Doesn't Texas know that the states ddetermine, in any way they feel approriate, the voting regulations, and that what happens in GA, MI, PA and WI is none of Texas' fucking business?
This is the DU member formerly known as beastie boy.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:39 AM

20. The desperation is getting outright ridiculous

Just suck it up and move on, Repukes -- YOU LOST. Get the fuck over it.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:40 AM

21. Can we sue to replace Texas with Puerto Rico?

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Dec 8, 2020, 10:43 AM

22. More of the same crap!

I've always thought I could not be surprised by these Trumpers, but there's always one more outrage, one more scam to churn things up.

The other day Laura Trump (the daughter-in-law who wants to run for a senate seat in NC) came right out and said that Donald's beseeching of Brian Kemp to help him with the election results in GA was perfectly understandable.

Trump was merely expecting Kemp to return favors the WH had done for the Governor in the past, she said.

Which, of course, raises the question: what favors might they be??? What past favors would rise to the level of throwing a presidential election?

Gotta give these people their due; they publicly blurt out their own criminality without batting an eye. Or a fake eyelash in this case.

Peggysue, still amazed after all these long dark years!

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