Attorney General Ken Paxton Sues Battleground States Over Their Election Results
HCDP Chair Says Paxton is Abusing His Power, Position
Harris County Democratic Party Chair Lillie Schechter said she was shocked by the news that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed suit against four battleground states that President Trump lost for how they handled their elections.
“Attorney General Paxton filed a frivolous, unsubstantiated lawsuit using Texas state funds,” Schechter said. “He is abusing his power and position, interfering with other states’ elections and attempting to disenfranchise millions of voters.”
Paxton filed suit directly with the U.S. Supreme Court against the states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, saying they made unlawful changes to election procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is clearly a political stunt. Ken Paxton is making a desperate attempt to stay in President Trump’s good graces, possibly hoping for a pardon for the felony indictments he is facing,” Schechter said.
Mail-in voting increased in each state due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the suit claims election officials failed to protect mail-in voting from fraud. Election officials in each of the four states say there is no evidence that any fraud occurred.
For Immediate Release
Dec. 8, 2020
Contact: Angelica Luna-Kaufman