The Texas Republican Party adopted a new party platform over the weekend that falsely claims President Joe Biden was not legitimately elected.
“We reject the certified results of the 2020 presidential election, and we believe that Interim President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was not legitimately elected by the people of the United States,” the resolution reads.
Nearly 5,000 delegates attending the Texas GOP Convention in Houston passed the resolution by voice vote.
“Republicans in Texas rightly have no faith in the 2020 election results and we don’t care how many times the elites tell us we have to do it,” party chairman Matt Rinaldi said. in a press release. “The Republican Party of Texas is raising record funds for election integrity, and we’ve made election integrity a top priority to ensure that Texas never goes the way of Pennsylvania, Georgia, or America. “Arizona. We refuse to let the Democrats rig the election in 2022 or 2024.”
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The resolution urges Republicans to “work to ensure the integrity of the election” and to vote and volunteer midterm to “crush any possible fraud.” It alleges that “various Secretaries of State illegally circumvented their state legislatures by arranging their elections in multiple ways, including allowing ballots to be received after November 3, 2020” and that “substantial voter fraud in areas Key metropolitan areas significantly affected results in five key states.” The resolution wasn’t the only contentious part of the 40-page platform.
The platform deals with homosexuality and state sovereignty
The platform also states that “homosexuality is an abnormal life choice” and that no one should be granted special legal status based on their LGBTQ+ identification.
“We oppose all efforts to validate transgender identity,” he continued.
Marriage, as defined by the document, is “only between a biological male and a biological female.”
In a section on state sovereignty, the document states that the state “retains the right to secede from the United States, and the Texas Legislature should be called upon to pass a referendum consistent therewith.”
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In a resolution on the bipartisan gun control deal, led in part by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the party rejected the proposal and chastised Republicans who brokered the deal.
Cornyn was booed as he spoke at the convention.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Texas GOP falsely claims Biden was not legitimately elected