Texas says that the elections in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin were unconstitutional and thus invalid.
Without legislative approval, PA Secretary of State removed signature verification for absentee or mail-in ballots.
Sources: Newsweek, Daily Signal, Law & Crime
Georgia’s Secretary of State also removed Georgia’s statute governing the signature verification process for absentee ballots.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson “abrogated Michigan election statutes related to absentee ballot applications and signature verification.”
Wisconsin’s elections commission made changes without permission of the legislature that weakened ballot integrity.
Here's What Texas Argues
- Government officials in those states, including judges, did not have the constitutional authority to make these changes.
- There was “more favorable treatment allotted to votes” in areas “administered by local government under Democrat control.” The differential treatment violates the 14th amendment.
- The states “acted unconstitutionally to lower their election standards… with the express intent to favor their candidate for president.”
- Texas asks that state legislatures be directed “to appoint a new set of presidential electors in a manner that does not violate the Electors Clause and the Fourteenth Amendment, or to appoint no presidential electors at all.”
Sources: The Heritage Foundation
Seventeen states are joining Texas in the lawsuit: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.