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Texas Stands by Claim That Biden Win Statistically Impossible

  • Defendant states say ‘one in quadrillion’ claim is ‘nonsense’
  • Michigan AG says win for Texas would be ‘end of democracy’
Ken Paxton asked the high court again to block the four states from certifying presidential electors or allowing them to participate in the Dec. 14 Electoral College vote.

Ken Paxton asked the high court again to block the four states from certifying presidential electors or allowing them to participate in the Dec. 14 Electoral College vote.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday defended a widely criticized statistical analysis claiming President-elect Joe Biden had “less than one in a quadrillion” chance of winning the election without fraud.

Paxton cited the analysis by economist Charles J. Cicchetti in his long-shot U.S. Supreme Court lawsuit seeking to flip the election to President Donald Trump by excluding votes from Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and Georgia, where he claims mail-in ballots were vulnerable to fraud. In a response to the suit on Thursday, Pennsylvania ridiculed Cicchetti’s findings as “nonsense” and “worthless.”