Texan conservatives continue to refuse to recognize the results of the 2020 presidential election.
The legislative representatives of the Republican Party for the state of Texas urge to carry out a referendum in 2023 to consider the secession of the USA This is stated in a document approved by members of that party at a convention held from June 16 to 18 in the city of Houston.
“We urge the Texas Legislature to approve in its next session a bill that requires a referendum in the general elections of 2023, so that the people of Texas determine whether the state should proclaim its status as an independent nation“, reads the official text of the document.
The Republicans argue their position indicating what and the Federal Executive “has violated” the state’s right to self-government, while calling to reject any legal framework that goes against the rights of the state. This, they argue, allows Texas to reserve the right to secede from the rest of the country.
On the other hand, the conservatives once again refused to recognize the certified results of the elections presidential elections of 2020 and consider that the current president Joe Biden was not legitimately elected .
In this sense, they maintain that the elections violated articles 1 and 2 of the Constitution of the nation. Thus, they accuse several secretaries of the Administration of perpetrating illegal actions, while alleging that there was a “substantial electoral fraud in key metropolitan areas”, which would have “significantly” skewed the results in five states in favor of Biden.
Historical Background to Calls for Secession
Despite the fact that independence aspirations have been articulated as Official Republican policy, the question of whether or not Texas can legally secede from the US was settled as early as 1869 by the country’s Supreme Court. Thus, the court ruled that the states cannot unilaterally leave the Union.
Texas declared itself independent of Mexico in 1836 and remained so until 1845, when it was annexed to the United States. Then, in 1861, it separated from the Union, but rejoined in 1870.
In 2006, Antonin Scalia, then a US Supreme Court justice, reaffirmed the impossibility of secession. “If there was any constitutional issue resolved by the Civil War, it is that there is no right to secede ,” he ruled. the.