U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is the target of a bar association complaint over his role in undermining the 2020 election results

Cruz is accused in the complaint of enjoying an outsized role in the efforts to void the 2020 election results and repeatedly making false claims about voter fraud.

A bunch of legal professionals desires the State Bar of Texas to analyze Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz for his “leading” role in trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.

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Lawyers with the 65 Project, a corporation aiming to carry attorneys accountable for attempting to maintain former President Donald Trump in energy regardless of his reelection loss, filed an ethics complaint with the association Wednesday. It cites Cruz’s role in a lawsuit looking for to void absentee ballots, quite a few claims he made about voter fraud, plus an try and cease 4 states from utilizing 2020 election results to nominate 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.

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Trump has falsely insisted he received the 2020 election — even after a number of failed authorized makes an attempt to problem the election results and his personal legal professional basic’s assurance that the election was correct and safe. Republicans in Texas and all through the nation have echoed Trump’s baseless claims and a few have performed roles in trying to forestall or delay President Joe Biden from being formally licensed as the winner.

Cruz represented Pennsylvania Republicans in their efforts to cast out almost all 2020 absentee ballots in their state, which the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected. Cruz accused the state court docket of being “a partisan, Democratic court that has issued multiple decisions that were just on their face contrary to law.”

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The complaint desires to see Cruz disciplined. It doesn’t say how, although it mentions a New York appellate court docket’s suspension of Rudy Giuliani’s legislation license. Guiliani was one of Trump’s legal professionals who additionally repeated false voter fraud claims.

Cruz additionally agreed to signify Trump in a Texas lawsuit aiming to bar Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin from utilizing its election results. The complaint argues Cruz pushed ahead with a frivolous declare, which the U.S. Supreme Court rapidly denied.

“The 65 Project is a far-left dark money smear machine run by a who’s who of shameless Democrat hacks,” a Cruz spokesperson mentioned in an e-mail. “They’re not a credible organization and their complaint won’t be worth the paper it’s printed on.”

The complaint towards Cruz comes simply weeks after the State Bar of Texas moved to sue Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for skilled misconduct in his lawsuit difficult the 2020 presidential election, which included his choice to file the federal lawsuit hoping to overturn election results in battleground states the place Trump lost.

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