Frosh slams Texas lawsuit aimed at overturning presidential election

Frosh slams Texas lawsuit aimed at overturning presidential election

Voters line up at Tuscarora High School in Frederick County on Election Day. (Photo by Bryan Renbaum)

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Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh Wednesday slammed a federal lawsuit filed aimed at overturning the election results in four states that gave President-elect Joe Biden his margin of victory over President Donald Trump in last month’s contest.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) filed the suit on Tuesday and 17 states have voiced its support. He has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case. The suit alleges that officials in the states named in the complaint, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan, took advantage of the coronavirus pandemic so as to illegally alter their election rules and that therefore the votes in those states should be invalidated.

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh

On Tuesday, the high court threw out a suit filed by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) that sought to block the election results in the Keystone State. The suit was widely seen as a last-ditch effort by Trump’s allies to seemingly validate his refusal to concede the election. Trump has consistently claimed without evidence that massive voter fraud occurred in the election.

Legal analysts have said the current suit does not have any merit, as did the attorneys general of Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania in statements and tweets on Tuesday.

“The motion filed by the Texas Attorney General is a publicity stunt, not a serious legal pleading,” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a statement. “The erosion of confidence in our democratic system isn’t attributable to the good people of Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia or Pennsylvania but rather to partisan officials, like Mr. Paxton, who place loyalty to a person over loyalty to their country. The Michigan issues raised in this complaint have already been thoroughly litigated and roundly rejected in both state and federal courts – by judges appointed from both political parties. Mr. Paxton’s actions are beneath the dignity of the office of Attorney General and the people of the great state of Texas.”

“These continued attacks on our fair and free election system are beyond meritless, beyond reckless — they are a scheme by the President of the United States and some in the Republican party to disregard the will of the people– and name their own victors. This isn’t a pick your own ending novel — this is a Democracy,” Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a statement. “These attempts are uniquely unserious– nothing has worked in court, in the legislature, and now the Texas Attorney General is seeking to just throw out the electoral votes all together in four fellow states. These factless, baseless “lawsuits” to stir confusion and doubt in our systems are un-American and we should not allow this circus to continue.”

 

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Bryan Renbaum

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Reporter Bryan Renbaum served as the Capitol Hill Correspondent for Talk Media News for the past three-and-a-half years, filing print, radio and video reports on the Senate and the House of Representatives. He covered congressional reaction to the inauguration of President Donald Trump as well as the confirmation hearings of attorneys general Jeff Sessions and William Barr and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. He also filed breaking news reports on the 2017 shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others. Previously Bryan broke multiple stories with the Baltimore Post-Examiner including sexual assault scandals at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a texting scandal on the women’s lacrosse team at that school for which he was interviewed by ABC’s “Good Morning America.” He also covered the Maryland General Assembly during the 2016 legislative session as an intern for Maryland Reporter. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from McDaniel College. If you have additional questions or comments contact Bryan at: bryan@marylandreporter.com

3 Comments

  1. SANKT ENGEL

    NOTHING IS SECRET THAT SHALL NOT BE MADE MANIFEST; NEITHER ANYTHING HID THAT SHALL NOT BE KNOWN AND COME ABROAD.
    YOU ARE OF YOUR FATHER, THE DEVIL, AND THE LUSTS OF YOUR FATHER YE SHALL DO. HE WAS A MURDERER IN THE BEGINNING AND ABODE NOT IN THE TRUTH, BECAUSE THERE IS NO TRUTH IN HIM. WHEN HE SPEAKETH A LIE HE SPEAKETH OF HIS OWN, BECAUSE HE IS A LIAR AND THE FATHER OF IT.

  2. sankt engel

    what is your and hogan’s role with china? hey frosh, we have everything stupid.

  3. sankt engel

    hey frosh, what are you suddenly afraid of? we already know maryland went for trump and that there is election fraud here, too. what is your role in the cover-up? might as well come out now and admit it because we already know and you’ll only make matters worse for yourself.

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