The Supreme Court Just Dismissed Trump’s Hail Mary Effort To Overturn the Election
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a last-ditch legal effort aimed at overturning the results of the presidential election, effectively ending President Donald Trump’s final bid to reverse his defeat.
In a one-page statement, the Supreme Court said the Texas v. Pennsylvania lawsuit lacked standing.
The case had been brought directly to the court by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who challenged the constitutionality of election laws in four states—Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin—on the grounds that those states had changed election procedures without the consent of their respective state legislatures. Paxton asked the Supreme Court to postpone the scheduled December 14 meeting of the Electoral College to allow for more time to investigate possible voter fraud in those states.
But the Texas lawsuit “has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections,” the court ruled on Friday.
Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas wrote that they did not believe the court had the authority to reject a case brought under original jurisdiction—that is, under the pro
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