Supreme Court rejects Trump backed lawsuit that sought to overturn Biden election victory

Supreme Court rejects Trump backed lawsuit that sought to overturn Biden election victory

PUBLISHED FRI, DEC 11 20206:36 PM ESTUPDATED FRI, DEC 11 20208:03 PM ESTKevin Breuninger@KEVINWILLIAMBSpencer Kimball@SPENCEKIMBALLDan Mangan@_DANMANGANKEY POINTS

  • The Supreme Court of the United States rejected a bid launched by Texas and backed by President Donald Trump that sought to undo President-elect Joe Biden’s election wins in the key swing states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
  • The order dealt a death blow to Trump’s desperate and unsuccessful efforts to reverse Biden’s projected Electoral College victory.
  • It came three days before electors are set to cast their ballots in their respective states, finalizing Biden’s win.
US President Donald Trump looks on during a ceremony presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to wrestler Dan Gable in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on December 7, 2020.

US President Donald Trump looks on during a ceremony presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to wrestler Dan Gable in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on December 7, 2020.Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images

The Supreme Court of the United States on Friday rejected a bid launched by Texas and backed by President Donald Trump that sought to undo Joe Biden’s election wins in the key swing states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

The ruling dealt a death blow to Trump’s desperate and unsuccessful efforts to reverse Biden’s projected Electoral College victory. It came three days before electors are set to cast their ballots in their respective states, finalizing Biden’s win.

Election law experts from the outset said that the suit was unlikely to succeed. But Trump, who himself even filed a motion to intervene in the case, had hyped up Paxton’s lawsuit as “the big one.”

The court Friday rejected Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s attempt to file the lawsuit against the four battleground states. The justices said that Paxton did not have the grounds to sue the other states over changes they made to their voting procedures in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The State of Texas’s motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution,” the court said.

“Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections. All other pending motions are dismissed as moot.”

Trump, who has appointed three justices to the nine-member court, had said before the Nov. 3 election that he believed the Supreme Court would ultimately decide the race.

“I think it’s very important that we have nine justices

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