SCOTUS rejects Texas lawsuit to toss Biden electors
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a Texas lawsuit against four states that Joe Biden won.
The suit brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday had urged the court to delay the appointment of presidential electors in those states so allegations of fraud can be investigated.
In their order, the High Court wrote the case was rejected for a “lack of standing.”
More than 17 states and 126 Republican House members signed briefs supporting the litigation which resembled a last-ditch legal battle by the president’s allies, while Trump joined the suit on Thursday.
It’s the second legal defeat the nation’s highest court has handed to Trump who says the election was rigged and that he is the rightful winner, despite all 50 states now certifying Joe Biden’s win.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to hear an effort to overturn the results of the presidential election in Pennsylvania.
That suit, brought by GOP Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), argued that a 2019 state law authorizing mail-in ballots was unconstitutional, meaning that Pennsylvania’s 2.5 million postal votes would have been tossed.
In a one-sentence order, the High Court wrote: “The application for injunctive relief presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court is denied.”
On Monday, 538 electors from across the nation will convene to cast their vote for president and vice president of the United States.