US Supreme Court Rejects Texas And Trump’s Bid To Overturn Election.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would not consider a lawsuit filed by Texas that sought to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory in four battleground states.
The court ruled that Texas had no legal right to challenge how other states conduct their elections, and thus lacked standing to file the suit.
While the suit attracted President Trump’s support and was endorsed by many Republicans in Congress, it suffered from several legal and factual shortcomings.
President Donald Trump called the case “the big one,” and 126 of the 196 Republicans in the U.S. House urged the court to take it.
Supporters of the Trump campaign saw the Texas suit as their best hope for derailing a victory for Joe Biden before the actual presidential vote is cast by the Electoral College on Monday.
Never before had any state asked the court to do what Texas proposed, to nullify election results from other states. The lawsuit sought to delay the vote of presidential electors in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, arguing that voting procedures in those states violated their own state laws