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Nessel denounces Texas lawsuit against Michigan, other states over election results

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Posted at 2:53 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 14:53:07-05

LANSING, Mich. — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Michigan and several other states to overturn their election results.

Along with Michigan, the lawsuit also names Wisconsin, Georgia and Pennsylvania as defendants, all of which voted for Biden in the Nov. 3 election.

Nessel said the lawsuit is a publicity stunt, not a serious legal pleading.

"The erosion of confidence in our democratic system isn’t attributable to the good people of Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia or Pennsylvania but rather to partisan officials, like Mr. Paxton, who place loyalty to a person over loyalty to their country," Nessel said. "The Michigan issues raised in this complaint have already been thoroughly litigated and roundly rejected in both state and federal courts – by judges appointed from both political parties. Mr. Paxton’s actions are beneath the dignity of the office of Attorney General and the people of the great state of Texas."