Texas filed suit challenging election procedures in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin
Texas — On Tuesday, December 8, the State of Texas filed a lawsuit challenging the election procedures in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The lawsuit, to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, attempts to delay the Electoral College deadline that would make President-elect Joe Biden’s victory official, according to The Hill.
Below is a statement from Jolt Action’s Interim Executive Director, Antonio Arellano:
“This frivolous lawsuit is a blatant attempt to discredit the will of the American people and an incoming president, who was elected by an overwhelming majority of our country. It’s obvious this is an attempt to appease an impeached, one-term, lame-duck president.
“The results of the election have been verified, and even the Trump Administration’s own Department of Justice has declared there is no evidence of fraud.
“As the leading Latino civic engagement organization in Texas, we condemn this nonsensical lawsuit and the attempt by the Trump Administration to second-guess the will of voters. Jolt will continue driving forward our movement to transform Texas and will work to build the infrastructure needed to promote progressive policies in our state that work for all people, including ensuring a fair and honest government by and for the people.”
ABOUT JOLT ACTION
Founded in 2016, Jolt Action is a progressive civic engagement organization focused on building the political power and influence of young Latinos in Texas. Jolt Action’s initiatives are focused on community organizing, leadership development, voter engagement, and multi-issue advocacy. Through these efforts, Jolt Action serves to elevate the community’s collective voice to engage and transform our democracy. Jolt’s high school and university chapters across the state mobilize around issues such as student debt, racial and immigrant justice, healthcare reform, and climate change. To learn more, visit jolttx.org.