They weren’t expecting this.
The biennial Texas State Republican Convention adopted a 40-page platform that declares President Joe Biden “was not legitimately elected.”
During the three-day convention, which ended on Saturday (June 18), the Texas GOP voted to adopt a platform declaring the 2020 election violated the Constitution and stating Biden’s election was illegitimate.
The platform states: “We reject the certified results of the 2020 presidential election, and we hold that acting President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was not legitimately elected by the people of the United States.”
Substantiating its statements that Biden’s win was illegitimate, the platform —passed by voice vote — asserts that “substantial election fraud in key metropolitan areas” resulted in five states swinging in Biden’s favor.
The platform also claims constitutional violations were committed when various secretaries of state “illegally circumvented” state legislatures.
The platform then goes on to “strongly urge” Republicans to “show up to vote” during the 2022 midterms in November to “overwhelm any possible fraud.” The platform also states Republicans should bring “friends and family, volunteer for your local Republicans,” a move that they emphasize will “work to ensure election integrity.”
Despite statements in the 40-page confirming a widespread belief among some Republicans that the 2020 Presidential election was marred with extensive voter fraud, a coalition of state and federal election officials said the contest was the “most secure” in American history.
There also isn’t evidence to prove widespread voter fraud, with recounts and audits showing former President Donald Trump lost several significant states.
The former President had also given credence to claims that the 2020 elections were “rigged” in Biden’s favor.