The day before Texas state House Representatives voted to impeach and suspend Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the Republican, said former President Donald Trump would have lost in the Lonestar state in the 2020 election if his office had not successfully blocked counties from sending mail-in ballots to the County’s registered voters.
Harris County, home to the city of Houston, wanted to send ballot applications to its approximately 2.4 million registered voters because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
But the conservative Texas Supreme Court blocked the County from doing that after Paxton’s Office filed a lawsuit.
During the War Room podcast episode aired on Friday (May 26), Paxton told host and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon that if Trump had lost Harris County, he would have lost Texas, given he only won the state by 620,000 votes.
Paxton also claimed the County wanted to send 2.5 million mail-in Ballots, adding, ” those were all illegal and we were able to stop every one of them.”
The suspended AG noted how, had his office not blocked those mail-in ballots, Texas would be “in the very same situation” as other states.
He described watching Election Night and seeing what had happened in other battleground states where Trump lost, claiming that Texas “would’ve been in the same boat.”
Paxton, a staunch Trump ally, insisted that if it wasn’t for his intervention, Texas would be like other battleground states that were “counting votes… for three days and Donald Trump would have lost the election.”
Early Polls showed Biden had the potential to flip Texas, which was last won by a Democratic nominee in 1976.
Eventually, Trump won with 52.1 percent of the vote after acquiring more than 600,000 vote lead.