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Texas GOP rejects 2020 election results, calls Biden ‘acting president’ who was not ‘legitimately elected’

At a state convention in Houston, nearly 5,000 Texas GOP delegates on Saturday “overwhelmingly passed a resolution questioning the 2020 election,” the party announced.

“We reject the certified results of the 2020 Presidential election, and we hold that acting President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was not legitimately elected by the people of the United States,” read the resolution, which was passed on Saturday. “We strongly urge all Republicans to work to ensure election integrity and to show up to vote in November of 2022, bring your friends and family, volunteer for your local Republicans, and overwhelm any possible fraud.”

The Texas Republican Party passed the resolution, which states the elections violated Articles 1 and 2 of the Constitution. It also notes that the group believes that “various secretaries of state illegally circumvented their state legislatures in conducting their elections in multiple ways, including by allowing ballots to be received after November 3, 2020” and that “substantial election fraud in key metropolitan areas significantly affected the results in five key states in favor of” Biden.

The party has officially, in writing, opposed “all efforts to validate transgender identity” and does not support the use of taxpayer funds for any “medical gender dysphoria treatments or sex change operations.” The resolution also urges the Texas Legislature “to abolish abortion.”

“The official position of the Texas schools shall be that there are only two genders: biological male and biological female,” the resolution states. “We oppose transgender normalizing curriculum and pronoun use. We hold that biological men shall compete against other biological men and biological women shall compete against other biological women in athletics in the public school system of Texas and at the collegiate level.”

The state party’s resolution also opposes the bipartisan gun bill currently in negotiations—noting that “all gun control is a violation of the Second Amendment and our God given rights.”

The Platform Committee’s final report has a “State Sovereignty” section declaring: “Texas retains the right to secede from the United States.”

A “Texas Independence” section calls for the legislature to hold a statewide 2023 referendum “to determine whether or not the State of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation.”

Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa issued a statement about the platform, saying the state GOP “showed us that they live in a parallel universe.”

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: NATIONAL REVIEW

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