Why is the U.S. Supreme Court ignoring 18 claims of fraud in the Texas brief? Suppose all 18 claims of fraud are legitimate. A stretch, but …   how many votes that represents. 18?100? 1,000? 10,000?   Biden won by 7 million votes.

 According to CNN, the important part of the Texas case was not fraud.

“The lawsuit includes several of the same claims that state and federal courts have rejected time and time again over the past month regarding alleged voter fraud and the legality of mail-in balloting.

“Using the Covid-19 pandemic as a justification,” Texas Attorney General Paxton wrote, “Officials” [aren’t most of them Republicans?] “in the battleground states usurped their legislatures’ authority and unconstitutionally revised their state’s election statutes.” He said they had done so through “executive fiat.”   

He pointed specifically to mail-in ballots, which he said were placed “in drop boxes” with “little or no chain of custody,” which weakened signature verification and witness requirements, which he called “the strongest security measures protecting the integrity of the vote.” 

Because of this usurpation, Donald Trump is asking the court ,” 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 House of Representatives, where each state delegation would have one vote -- and since Republican delegations outnumber Democratic delegations, Trump would win.”

Is this kind of shenanigan an example of the will of the people? I do not think so.

Barbara Leedom

Yarmouth, Mass.

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Chimo

Autocracy, not democracy.

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