Yesterday, the State of Texas filed a lawsuit with the United States Supreme Court against the states of Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. The case seeks an answer to whether the defendant states violated the Electors Clause of the U.S. Constitution by taking non-legislative actions to change the election rules that govern the appointment of presidential electors.

“TPPF supports the Texas lawsuit filed with the United States Supreme Court defending states’ constitutional powers in selecting the president and vice president and the Texas Attorney General’s efforts to defend Texas’ state sovereignty,” said TPPF General Counsel Robert Henneke. “Under the Electors Clause in Article II, the Constitution requires that states appoint electors ‘in such a Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct.’ States like Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Michigan have been documented having not followed their own state law requirements for the receipt and counting of mail ballots raising legitimate questions as to the constitutionality of the result.”

By these unlawful acts, the defendant states have not only tainted the integrity of their own citizens’ vote, but their actions have also debased the votes of citizens in Texas and other states that remained loyal to the Constitution. This case is important in order to ensure a legitimate result as is necessary in the constitutional process through the Electoral College.