Under federal law, election disputes are supposed to be resolved by six days before the Electoral College meets, a deadline known as safe harbor, which is today. The electors officially cast their ballots for president on Monday.
Paxton, who is under a federal bribery investigation, alleges Wisconsin “exploited” the coronavirus pandemic to ignore election rules, which affected the outcome of the Nov. 3 election.
“Think of the irony. We have a Texas Attorney General who is being investigated by the FBI for various improprieties … and he teams up with President Trump to try to take away the votes of the people of Wisconsin,” Gov. Tony Evers told reporters on Tuesday. “It’s irony but it’s not funny irony. It’s extraordinarily sad.”