Texas GOP calls Biden ‘acting president’ after rejecting election results

The Texas GOP on Sunday declared illegal the results of the 2020 election that favored President Joe Biden.

About 5,000 delegates to the Texas GOP Convention passed the resolution “overwhelmingly” calling the results of the 2020 presidential election illegitimate. The resolution states that the GOP of Texas believes the 2020 election violates Articles 1 and 2 of the U.S. Constitution.

“Various State Secretaries have illegally circumvented their state laws by holding their elections in several ways, including by receiving ballot papers after November 3, 2020,” is the resolution.

The voice of the Texan Republicans stems from “The Big Lie”, promoted by former President Donald Trump, who are unproven allegations of extreme right -wing figures that widespread voters fraud and democratic interference have stolen the elections of Trump.

These allegations are the focus of public hearings being held by the Select Committee to investigate the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol. Uit een onlangs gehouden peiling van Reuters/Ipsos bleek dat ongeveer tweederde van de Republikeinen “The Big Lie” gelooft.

According to Reuters, the Texas GOP announced in a statement their rejection of the 2020 election by calling Biden the “acting president.”

“We believe that Acting President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was not legitimately elected by the people of the United States,” the statement said.

In a statement released on Monday, the Texas Gop chairman Matt Rinaldi said that the Texas party “has no trust” in the 2020 election results. He also told them that they “don’t care how often elites tell us that we have to believe the elections were legitimate and pointed out that the party’s fundraising efforts are aimed at “election integrity”.

“We refuse to let Democrats manipulate the 2022 or 2024 elections,” Rinaldi added.

The White House has not yet commented on the news.


US President Joe Biden, seen here at the White House in Washington, DC on June 17, 2022, has downplayed his upcoming meeting with the heir to the Saudi throne
US President Joe Biden, seen here at the White House in Washington, DC on June 17, 2022, has downplayed his upcoming meeting with the heir to the Saudi throne
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