Reference News Network reported on December 13 According to U.S. media reports, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a lawsuit between President Trump and Texas to overturn the results of the four state elections that Democrat Biden won, thus preventing Trump from turning around his re-election failure through legal means.
The website of the New York Times reported on December 11 that the move, together with a one-sentence order made by the Supreme Court on Tuesday to reject a similar request from Pennsylvania Republicans, shows that the court refuses to be dragged into President Trump’s losing campaign aimed at overthrowing the results of last month’s presidential election.
Trump allies will still file sporadic lawsuits across the United States, but in fact, the Supreme Court’s action ends any prospect that Trump may reverse his election defeat in court.
Texas’ lawsuit directly to the Supreme Court challenged the election process in four battleground states: Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The lawsuit asked the Supreme Court to prohibit these states from voting for Biden and transfer the selection of electors to the state legislatures. This is equivalent to requiring judges to declare millions of votes invalid.
Legal experts almost invariably dismissed the Texas lawsuit as an “inapplicable stunt”.
According to the website of The Washington Post on December 11, Trump refused to admit defeat and launched a huge campaign to discredit the election.
He made various unsubstantiated and unsubstantiated allegations that corruption and election manipulation in his defeated state, as well as illegal voting, computer software exchange of ballots and rampant fraud. None of these allegations have been substantiated. Attorney General William Barr said that “no large-scale fraud has been found enough to change the election results”.
The report pointed out that the judicial efforts launched by Trump and his allies in his failed state were staggeringly unsuccessful – more than 50 failed at the state and federal court levels, and only won one small victory.
All states have completed the certification of election results. Biden received 306 electoral votes, exactly the same number as Trump was elected in 2016. But at that time, Trump lost the general election, and Biden led Trump by more than 7 million votes this year.