All 50 States Certified for Biden Even As 17 States Back Texas Bid to Reverse Election Results
Any future generations studying the 2020 Presidential Election are going to need a lot of coffee and a giant whiteboard to keep things straight. Just keeping track of how many different times and ways Donald Trump has tried to overturn the election will take scholars forever to unpack.
The Supreme Court wouldn’t even hear his pleas regarding the votes in Pennsylvania. Georgia has been certified three times. What was it in Michigan, four times? The more they dig in to insist they didn’t lose the election, another judge in another court hands them another loss. The Trump team is 1-52. Most would take the L at this point, but most aren’t Donald Trump, who would deny it snows in winter if he could somehow benefit from the lie.
So then what to make of Wednesday, December 9, 2020, a day that saw all 50 states finally certified for Joe Biden, with the Electoral College certification just five days away? Would this be the day that the remaining holdouts would admit Trump lost the election, and by a major landslide?
Of course not.
Not when Trump has a loyalist like Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is under indictment himself for state felony securities fraud charges. And despite being ridiculed for his attempts to overturn the election, Paxton has filed a lawsuit with the backing of 17 states, all with Republican Attorneys General, to reverse Joe Biden’s legitimate win.
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— Biden/Harris had my vote. #BLM #Resist (@EdNDeb4858) December 9, 2020
The states supporting the suit, are Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia. Trump defeated Biden in the popular vote in all of those states, though one of Nebraska’s electoral votes was awarded to Biden.
It's not clear whether the 17 GOP state attorneys general who asked SCOTUS to throw out millions of votes realize that they are backing a lawsuit designed as pardon-bait for Texas' AG, who is under FBI investigation, not a legitimate legal challenge. https://t.co/jL1Gui2Duq
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) December 9, 2020
Paxton argues, without proof, that a block is warranted because of supposedly improper changes to voting procedures there in the past year, purportedly different treatment of voters in Democratic-heavy areas, and voting “irregularities.”
Biden is projected to win the Electoral College when it meets Monday with 36 more votes than the 270-vote minimum needed to clinch the White House.