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Ted Cruz: Pennsylvania Election Case 'Raises Very Serious Issues'

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on November 10, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Susan Walsh - Pool/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 08 December 2020 07:42 AM

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, says he agreed to give the oral arguments before the Supreme Court in a potentially major election case out of Pennsylvania because it "raises pure issues of law."

But first the court has to agree to hear the case.

Cruz made his comments on the Fox News' "Hannity" on Monday.

Cruz, a former law professor at the University of Texas Law School in Austin, was the first U.S. senator to publicly support the case, filed by Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania, 2020 U.S. congressional candidate Sean Parnell, and former state representative candidate Wanda Logan.

They claim that a 2019 state law allowing no-excuse mail-in voting is unconstitutional. By not counting mail-in ballots, President Donald Trump would win in Pennsylvania, KDKA-TV reported.

"In Pennsylvania, this appeal to the Supreme Court raises very serious issues," Cruz said. "It raises pure issue of law, and I believe the Supreme Court should choose to take the case. I think they should hear the appeal.

"The legal team reached out and asked if I would be willing to present the oral arguments if the court took the case and I told them I would be happy to, particularly at a time when this country is so divided when people are so angry. I think we need a sense of resolution."

And he added: "When you look at a country where 39% of Americans right now believe this last election was rigged, that's a real problem for confidence in the integrity of our electoral system."

Cruz said the court could decide as early as Tuesday whether to take the case.

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