Texas Republicans declare Biden election illegitimate, despite evidence -Breaking
WASHINGTON (Reuters] – Republicans from Texas officially rejected President Joe Biden’s nomination in 2020. Instead, they voted in a convention across the state that concluded this weekend with a party platform calling homosexuality “an abnormal lifestyle choice.”
As a bipartisan congressional panel seeks to publicly and definitively discredit the false belief that Biden won the election, the party embraced unfounded electoral fraud accusations in a Republican bedrock state.
Biden won 7 million more votes that his Republican rival Donald Trump. Biden also got 306 votes from Electoral College. That’s more than what is required for a win.
A congressional panel investigating Trump’s Jan. 6th 2021 attack at the U.S. Capitol has begun to prove that Trump’s attempts to reverse his defeat in 2020 election, including by denying he lost, was conspiracy to illegally retain power.
Trump, 45th U.S. presidential candidate, denies any wrongdoing.
In a resolution passed by a voice vote during its convention, the Texas party declared that they rejected the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Texas has 38 electoral vote, making it the second most populous state in U.S. political history after California. For the last four decades, Texas voters have supported Republican presidents.
The White House did not comment.
A recent Reuters/Ipsos survey found that nearly two-thirds (63%) of Republicans think Trump stole the 2020 election. Trump and his allies brought more than 50 lawsuits against the election to federal and state courts. However, audits and reviews have not found any evidence of widespread fraud.
PLATFORM ATACKS HOMOSEXUALITY’S “CHOICE”
One of the proposed principles in the latest Texas Republican party platform https://texasgop.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/6-Permanent-Platform-Committee-FINAL-REPORT-6-16-2022.pdf also includes new language criticizing homosexuality and voicing opposition to “all efforts to validate transgender identity.”
“Homosexuality is an abnormal lifestyle choice,” it reads, a statement that is not in the 2020 platform https://texasgop.org/platform.
According to a spokesperson from the party, votes on this provision will be tallied after the bi-annual state convention.
Log Cabin Republicans of Houston, a Houston-based organization representing LGBT conservatives said this week that they were denied permission to have a booth set up at the party’s convention. This is similar to past conventions. They called the actions of Texas Republican Convention “not narrow-minded, nor politically short-sighted.”
Charles Moran of Log Cabin Republican managed director said the group does not see any evidence that other Republican conventions in states have adopted exclusionary language or banned bans.
“If anything we are being more included” than in the past, he said, noting that the 2020 Republican presidential campaign had an official pride coalition, and the gay Republican vote doubled between 2016 and 2020. “President Trump was the most pro-gay Republican that we have ever had,” he added.