Saturday, May 21, 2022

Ted Cruz Hit With Ethics Complaint for Attempts to Overturn 2020 Election; Cruz is the target of a bar association complaint over his role in undermining the 2020 election results

Ted Cruz hit with ethics complaint for attempts to overturn 2020 election
A group of lawyers filed a complaint to the State Bar of Texas over Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his attempts to overturn the 2020 election, claiming he "played a leading role" in trying to change the election results.
The lawyers from the 65 Project, a group aiming "to hold accountable" lawyers who tried to overturn the 2020 election, asked for Cruz to be investigated and for sanctions to be placed on him for his role in several lawsuits to overturn the election results. The lawsuits mentioned in the complaint include Kelly v. Pennsylvania and Texas v. Pennsylvania, in which Cruz agreed to represent former President Donald Trump and Pennsylvania Republicans in litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court.
"Mr. Cruz played a leading role in the effort to overturn the 2020 elections," the complaint reads. "And while the same can be said about several other elected officials, Mr. Cruz’s involvement was manifestly different."
The complaint does not clarify how the lawyers want to see Cruz disciplined, though it does mention Rudy Giuliani and how his law license was suspended by a New York appellate court for his claims the election results were fraudulent. --->READ MORE HERE
Eric Lee for The Texas Tribune 
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is the target of a bar association complaint over his role in undermining the 2020 election results:
A group of lawyers want the State Bar of Texas to investigate Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz for his “leading” role in attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
Lawyers with the 65 Project, an organization aiming to hold attorneys accountable for trying to keep former President Donald Trump in power despite his reelection loss, filed an ethics complaint with the association Wednesday. It cites Cruz’s role in a lawsuit seeking to void absentee ballots, numerous claims he made about voter fraud, plus an attempt to stop four states from using 2020 election results to appoint electors — all of which failed.
“Mr. Cruz knew that the allegations he was echoing had already been reviewed and rejected by courts. And he knew that claims of voter fraud or the election being stolen were false,” the complaint says.
Trump has falsely insisted he won the 2020 election — even after multiple failed legal attempts to challenge the election results and his own attorney general’s assurance that the election was accurate and secure. Republicans in Texas and throughout the country have echoed Trump’s baseless claims and some have played roles in attempting to prevent or delay President Joe Biden from being officially certified as the winner. --->READ MORE HERE
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