North Dakota Joins Trumpers Heading To The Supreme Court.
In what seems to be the last great chance to stop the election from finally becoming truly official, North Dakota is joining 16 other states putting their support behind a suit being filed with the United States Supreme Court. The basis of the suit calls into question the "legality" of election rule changes in four key battleground states. Those four states are Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Georgia.
Unlike the landslide of unsuccessful voter fraud lawsuits generated since Election Day, this suit doesn't come from the White House, it comes from Texas and has the support of 16 other Republican led states. The core issue is a state's right to change how elections are held and how those changes are determined and executed. The reason Texas originated this particular suit is to make it a state versus state case. Meaning it's Texas versus the four states mentioned earlier. After the lawsuit was filed by the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxtson, President Donald Trump then filed a motion to intervene on Wednesday.
North Dakota, would we like Texas butting into our business? Of course not! But, it's not that Texas has a beef with those four states, it just opens a path that may lead to the highest court in the land.
What's immediately at stake? I'm thinking- everything.
All 50 states have certified their election results and all that remains is...Well, here's North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem shedding some light on that-
Only the US Supreme Court can ultimately decide cases of controversy among the states under our Constitution. That is why we have joined the state of Missouri and other states asking the Justices to hear and decide the case recently filed by Texas. We have asked the Court to consider the merits of Texas’ case before the Electoral College meets on Monday
On Monday, the Electoral College will appoint their electors. As we should all be aware by now, if appointed, the current elector numbers will signal the last and final step in overwhelmingly pronouncing Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.
It's been a long time since that first Tuesday in November, and this could be the final Hail Mary of the 2020 election. This is not just a tactic to stall the process, it's an attempt to win the whole darn thing.
They're asking for the court to block the electors from Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, pushing Biden back under the magic 270-vote total to win.First the court would have to allow Paxton to file the suit. Then the court would have to block certification of the Electoral College vote, determine that the four states had allowed massive amounts of "illegal" votes, have the states revisit their vote counts and then resubmit the numbers. The court could also, Trump's filing suggests, let state legislatures determine who wins each state or throw the entire election to the US House of Representatives, where each state delegation would have one vote -- and since Republican delegations outnumber Democratic delegations, Trump would win.