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Republicans of the Home knew the lawsuit would fail in Texas, however Trump actually thought he would win

Republicans who joined the lawsuit in Texas knew it would fail, but Trump really believed he would win.

CNN's Kaitlin Collins tweeted:

Several Republicans who signed their names for the amicus briefing for the Texas lawsuit understood that it would likely be quickly shot down by the Supreme Court and, like many other things in Trump's world, viewed it as just a test of loyalty. But Trump told people he thought he would prevail.

– Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) December 11, 2020

Republicans enraged their voters by joining the lawsuit they knew was a joke. They may have put their seats at risk as the House is increasingly being asked to vote not to seat them. You did everything possible to feed Donald Trump's delusions.

Trump never had a chance to win the lawsuit in Texas. According to the constitution, states cannot tell other states how to conduct their elections. States can determine how their elections are conducted. Trump cannot ask for votes to be cast because he is upset that he lost.

This is not how the constitutional separation of powers works.

By enabling Trump's delusions, Republicans are putting themselves and democracy at risk.

This time democracy won.

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Donald Trump believed the Supreme Court was the ace he had up his sleeve to keep himself in office, but it turned out that it was a prankster who sealed his fate as a one-time loser.

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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.

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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association

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