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December 12, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Renowned pro-life priest and former Trump campaign advisor Fr. Frank Pavone explained during an online broadcast why the fight for the 2020 election is not over, despite the Supreme Court’s dismissal of the election fraud case submitted by the state of Texas.
The nation’s highest court yesterday rejected a lawsuit brought by Texas and several other Republican-led states against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The suit sought to prevent the four states ostensibly won by former Vice President Joe Biden from certifying their vote counts or voting in the electoral college, citing unconstitutional changes to election law.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had argued that “government officials in the defendant states … usurped their legislatures’ authority and unconstitutionally revised their state’s election statutes.”
“They accomplished these statutory revisions through executive fiat or friendly lawsuits, thereby weakening ballot integrity,” he added, leading to “significant and unconstitutional irregularities.”
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As Pavone noted, “the Supreme Court didn’t just dismiss that line of argument.” He pointed to the Supreme Court’s two paragraph order, which simply states that the case “is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution.”
It reads, “Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections,” although Justices Alito and Thomas argued in favor of taking the case.
“The court did not state that those elections were carried out properly,” Pavone, the head of Priests for Life, added. “It’s a procedural matter. Is anything in that statement saying anything about how the elections were conducted in these other states?”
PETITION UPDATE (1/15/2021) -
The events of the past month, and especially the past 10 days, have shaken the faith Americans have in their elected and appoint officials.
We continue to call for investigations to be made into allegations of election fraud. Texas is in the process of prosecuting one political operative for illegal ballot harvesting, and multiple state legislatures have called for investigations, too.
However, the judiciary has severely let down the American electorate.
As we have said all along, the integrity of the election is much bigger than President Trump. Election integrity is at the heart of republican democracy, and if we don't have it, we no longer have a functioning republic.
Therefore, we continue to seek the truth for the election outcome. Perhaps that will only be known in the future when state or federal commissions are established to investigate the instances of election fraud which were witnessed and sworn to, by thousands of Americans of all political persuasions.
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PETITION UPDATE (12/10/20) -
On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted: "We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case. This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!"
He is referring to the lawsuit which the state of Texas has filed against Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Georgia in the Supreme Court over changes those states made to their election rules, claiming they violated the U.S. Constitution in the process.
Here is the central part of the argument: if Texas were to allow possible voter fraud to go unchecked in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Georgia, it would be akin to committing fraud upon the people of Texas, who cast their ballots within the framework of the law.
Indeed, this would apply equally to all citizens who voted within the framework of the law across the United States!
President Trump also tweeted that this case is, "very strong...ALL CRITERIA MET."
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PETITION UPDATE (12/7/20) - Since this petition was launched, President Trump's legal team, as well as other concerned citizens, have discovered what appears to be irrefutable evidence of voter fraud in several of the key battleground states, and have initiated legal challenges in six states.
While the situation continues to evolve, this remains a hugely important petition which we encourage you to SIGN and SHARE.
Below, please WATCH and READ about the mounting evidence of voter fraud and how the mainstream media seem determined to ignore even the most egregious instances of vote tampering. Then, please SIGN and SHARE this petition.
LifeSite supports President Trump with this petition because we believe he is trying to defend the Constitution, ensuring that electoral fraud does not taint the result of the 2020 general election.
But, since starting this petition, we have launched a separate petition related to the disputed election outcome, calling on the Department of Justice to 'do their job' and engage in meaningful investigations of the mounting evidence of voter fraud.
We believe that conducting forensic audits of ballots and voting machines, as well as issuing subpoenas to collect more evidence, would be a good start.
Thankfully, some of the state started to demand investigations independent of federal agencies. But we still believe that the DoJ needs to use its enormous fact-finding resources to help resolve allegations of election fraud.
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Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which calls on all Americans to Stand With President Trump as he uses every legitimate means to find out if voter fraud played any role in the election outcome.
Amid allegations of voter fraud, and at a time when the situation with COVID has been used by many of the states to facilitate the use of mail-in ballots on a massive scale, we need to be very careful in dismissing the possibility of voter fraud.
The fact is, the possibility of wide-spread fraud with mail-in ballots is significant.
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“The merits of the case remain unaddressed by the court,” he said.
In fact, Supreme Court justices previously signaled their opposition to election law changes at issue in the Texas case, for instance the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s unilateral amendment of the state’s mail-in ballot deadline.
In an opinion dated October 28, Justice Alito, joined by Justices Thomas and Gorsuch, declared that “there is a strong likelihood that the State Supreme Court decision violates the Federal Constitution.” Justice Kavanaugh evidenced similar reasoning elsewhere.
Pavone also pointed out that the “two key battlegrounds” of the judiciary and state legislatures “are still arenas that are active,” noting ongoing lawsuits in Georgia, for example.
“The underlying issues haven’t been addressed and if they are not addressed by the courts, they can be addressed by the legislatures,” which could send alternative electors to the Electoral College vote on Monday, Pavone said.
“The electoral college is not predetermined,” he reminded listeners. “Electors themselves can raise objections.”
Moreover, “[t]he date of ultimate significance is January 6, because even though the electoral college votes on Monday, it’s January 6 that the Congress meets in order to tally those votes and officially certify the results,” he said.
“Even when that happens,” those “who can raise objections are the members of Congress,”
Pavone continued. 125 Republican members of Congress signed onto a brief in support of the Texas lawsuit. The majority of Pennsylvania’s Republican state representatives, including the Speaker of the House, did so as well, most of whom asked Congress to reject Pennsylvania electors for Biden.
Indeed, “substantive constitutional arguments” are “not simply being made by one person, President Trump, but … by expert attorneys all over the country, by attorneys general of multiple states, by state legislators, by members of congress, by U.S. senators — arguments that are being made, that the Supreme Court today did not say were wrong,” Fr. Pavone stated.
“We need to be communicating with our state legislators, we need to [communicate] with our federal representative and our two US senators, to say would you please look at the evidence, look at the objections and do the right thing,” he added.
“And ultimately, we the people have to decide,” Fr. Pavone said. “We have to decide at this point whether we’re going to insist that our elections be legal and constitutional or not.”
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