Matt Gaetz Says SCOTUS Decision is an “Erosion of Power”
Republican Florida Representative Matt Gaetz said that the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the Texas election case is an “erosion of power.
Republican Florida Representative Matt Gaetz said that the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the Texas election case is an “erosion of power.”
Speaking in a Fox News Interview, Gaetz said that “The true casualty of the court’s decision is an erosion of power of state legislatures to make election law. The principal challenge by Texas was that there were changes that were made not by the state legislatures that instead were made by other officials invested in that power.”
“This is not a case of the Trump campaign failing to produce evidence. It’s a failure of the court to exercise jurisdiction proficiently,” Gaetz continued.
The lawsuit filed with the U.S. Supreme Court accuses officials in four states of making unconstitutional changes regarding mail-in voting rules.
The lawsuit asserted that Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania elections were illegitimate due to violations of voting laws.
“The State of Texas’s motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution. Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections. All other pending motions are dismissed as moot,” the Supreme Court’s order reads.
Although the case was dismissed by the high court for lack of standing, Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas had dissented saying that they would have heard the case.
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