Nation’s Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Says Efforts Against President-Elect Biden Outside His Bounds
Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Wednesday denounced a request by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asking the U.S. Supreme Court for permission to sue several battleground states Democrat Joe Biden won which added decisively to his victory margin.
“This is beyond laughable, it is so ridiculous,” said Domingo Garcia, LULAC National President. “What makes this so hypocritical is that this desperate grandstanding move is coming from one of the most corrupt politicians not just in Texas, but the country. The move reeks of a blatant attempt to get a presidential pardon since Paxton is the subject of an FBI criminal investigation. LULAC vehemently opposes any concocted political maneuver that attempts to deny Americans their lawfully cast votes from guiding the Electoral College in affirming the 2020 win of Joe Biden as our next president,” adds Garcia.
Paxton is asking the Supreme Court for permission to sue Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, saying their election processes were flawed and disputing Biden’s win in each of these states. No evidence supporting these claims has been found by any state or federal agency, including the FBI. President Trump is also requesting permission from the Supreme Court to join the lawsuit.
“It is a shame that a man like Paxton is casting the entire state of Texas and even fellow Republicans in such a negative light,” said Linda Chavez, LULAC National Board Member and Vice-President for the Southwest. “Mr. Paxton and now President Trump are attempting to supersede the will of the majority of voters including many conservatives who want a change in the White House after this Administration’s failure to protect Americans from the pandemic,” she added.
Republican attorneys general in 17 states are joining Paxton in his bid to the Supreme Court. These are Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.
“Texas LULAC opposes an accused lawbreaker, Attorney General Paxton trying to brown nose himself into the national spotlight by trampling our constitutional rights,” says Rodolfo Rosales Jr., LULAC State Director. “This is a waste of hard earned money from Texas taxpayers in a matter where Mr. Paxton has zero standing,” adds Rosales.
On Monday, the Electoral College will meet and is expected to affirm Joe Biden with 36 more votes than the 270-vote minimum needed to win the White House.
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The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org.
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