Joe Biden paused along the parade route just before entering the White House on inauguration day to answer a question from a journalist about how he felt: “It feels like I’m going home.”

The lawsuit was decried by government watchdog groups like Accountable.US, with spokesperson Jeremy Funk saying in a statement sent to The Independent: “Ken Paxton failed to overturn the election results, so he’s going to court to try to overturn the election’s consequences.”

He added: “While Paxton spends all his resources on pleasing his donors, millions of families in Texas and across the country continue to live in fear as they struggle to survive in this ongoing crisis.”