Court Crushes Election Suit 9-0, Trump Whines, & Texas Talks Secession
The Supreme Court refused to hear the lawsuit brought by Texas to annul the vote in several states that Donald Trump lost and that allowed mail-in voting. No surprise, even with three Trump appointees on the Court. It was a rather wretched publicity stunt to gain some love from Trump's diehard supporters. The vote on the Court was 9-0, so not even Clarence Thomas saw any real merit in the case, which says volumes.
The President was very unhappy with the result and canceled out on a Christmas Party last night after it was announced and soon took to Twitter to attack the Court and repeat his delusional claims about a rigged election.
And, after the decision was handed down, Texas GOP Chair Allen West floated the idea of succeeding from the union saying, "Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution.” It's pretty clear that West hasn't perused his Constitution recently, and the framers would have been appalled by Texas's attempt to tell other states how to run their elections.
West was also quickly reminded on Twitter and elsewhere how secession went for Texas back in the 1860s, but perhaps we should encourage their effort this time. Would anyone miss Texas? Well, OK, Austin is pretty cool.
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By: Don Lam & Curated Content