For months, Republicans and former President Donald Trump have questioned the 2020 election. They’ve called for investigations into the results, though most judges have thrown out the cases.
Above all, Trump and his supporters have questioned the reliability of mail-in ballots. They claimed that too many might’ve been illegal, and that could’ve swayed the election in Joe Biden’s favor.
And if Texas leaders hadn’t made one strong move, Biden might have actually won the Lone Star State.
The mail-in voting issue was one of the most hotly debated and controversial topics of 2020. And it continues to be of serious concern among politicians and voters around the country.
After all, a democracy requires rock-solid election integrity.
According to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, that integrity is exactly what state leaders protected during the 2020 voting process. And it might’ve saved Texas for Trump.
Paxton helped lead the charge in challenging the presidential election results in four states, and now claims that an incident in Harris County shouldn’t be ignored.
Via Washington Examiner:
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton claimed if it hadn’t been for state leadership blocking counties from sending out mass mail-in ballots, former President Donald Trump would have lost the Lone Star State in 2020.
Paxton says Texas would’ve been “in the same boat” as the battleground states, counting votes for three days — and many of those votes would’ve been illegal.
Harris County is a huge area in Texas; it contains Houston, and it tried to send out absentee ballots during the pandemic.
But the state Supreme Court blocked Harris County from doing so. This was a critical decision because the county has over 2 million voters, and those unsolicited ballots could’ve caused a huge problem.
Trump won by 620,000 votes in Texas. Harris County mail-in ballots that they wanted to send out were 2.5 million, those were all illegal, and we were able to stop every one of them.
Ever since Biden took the White House, Texas Republicans have been trying to fortify voting rules in their state. Republicans around the country have been making the same strides.
They simply want things like voter ID, which many people support. They also want states and counties to be much more careful about how they deal with mail-in ballots.
And if Texas hadn’t stepped in quickly enough, it now seems very possible that Trump would’ve lost the state.
That would’ve been a serious eye-opener — and it also would’ve been completely wrong, according to Paxton.