December 10th – The Republican Attorney General of Texas, filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court on the 8th, claiming that the “illegal election results” in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin and Michigan, where Biden won, should be ruled unconstitutional. On the 9th, U.S. President Trump said that he would intervene in Texas’s lawsuits accusing election fraud in other states, saying, “Our country needs a victory.”
Earlier, on the evening of the 8th, the Supreme Court of Nevada rejected the Trump camp’s appeal to overturn the state’s election results, which means that President-elect Biden is still the winner of the state’s general election.
Texas sues four swing states and wins 17 states’ solidarity
Trump also said he would intervene in the lawsuit.
Texas Attorney General and Republican Paxton filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court on the 8th, claiming that the “illegal election results” in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin and Michigan, where Biden won, should be ruled unconstitutional.
On the 9th, 17 states filed a motion to the Supreme Court in support of Paxton’s lawsuit.
These states include Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia.
On the morning of the 9th, US President Trump also wrote in a “tweet”: “We will intervene in the lawsuits in Texas (and many other states). This is a big case. Our country needs a victory!”
It is not clear whether he plans to intervene in his personal capacity or whether his campaign will participate. The Supreme Court has not yet indicated whether the case will be heard. However, many legal experts believe that there is no legal basis for this case.
Trump camp election lawsuit setback again
Nevada Supreme Court rejected his appeal
In recent weeks, Trump’s campaign and supporters have filed several lawsuits in many states, the vast majority of which have been rejected for lack of evidence.
Just on the 8th, the Supreme Court of Nevada rejected the Trump camp’s appeal to overturn the state’s election results, which means that President-elect Biden is still the winner of the state’s election. Biden won Nevada by 33,596 votes, locking in the state’s six electoral votes.
The lawsuit Trump filed in Nevada originally claimed that more than 61,000 people voted twice, or were not Nevada residents at the time of voting, which is unsubstantiated. Jesse R, Trump’s lawyer. Binnal) also claimed that Biden’s victory was “stolen”, but failed to prove it in court.
Last week, Nevada’s lower court ruled against the Trump camp, saying that the president’s team did not present enough evidence that the state’s voting equipment was defective and caused election fraud.
“We also do not believe that there is a mistake in requiring plaintiffs to use clear, compelling evidence to bear the burden of proof,” the state’s Supreme Court said in its judgment on the 8th, “and the case cited in the district court’s order supports this.”
In a statement, the Nevada Republican Party expressed disappointment at the outcome of the court’s decision. Aaron Ford, the Attorney General of Nevada and a Democrat, wrote on social media earlier on the 9th: “They have never produced sufficient evidence of widespread fraud.”
As states complete certification, electors will vote on December 14. Under U.S. law, states must resolve election disputes by December 8, 2020, and electors will meet in the states on December 14 to formally vote for the President and Vice President. Reuters predicts that Biden will get 306 electoral votes, while Trump will get 232.
The new Congress will be established on January 3, 2021. A joint meeting will be held on January 6, to count the votes of the election and officially announce the winners of the presidential election. At noon on January 20, 2021, the transfer of presidential power was completed.