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US Supreme Court Rejects Trump-Backed Texas State's Suit To Invalidate Results In Favor Of Joe Biden

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12 Dec 2020 2:48 AM GMT
US Supreme Court Rejects Trump-Backed Texas States Suit To Invalidate Results In Favor Of Joe Biden
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In a major set back to Donald Trump's bid to overturn the election results against him, the Supreme Court of the United States of America rejected a legal challenge attempted by the State of Texas backed by Trump to undo the election results in favour of Joe Biden in four states.The suit sought to invalidate the election results in the states of Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.In...

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In a major set back to Donald Trump's bid to overturn the election results against him, the Supreme Court of the United States of America rejected a legal challenge attempted by the State of Texas backed by Trump to undo the election results in favour of Joe Biden in four states.

The suit sought to invalidate the election results in the states of Michigan, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

In a short order, the Supreme Court observed :

"Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another state conducts its elections".

"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.

While the majority held that Texas had no right to bring the suit itself, two of the court's conservatives, Justice Samuel Alito and Justice Clarence Thomas, said they would have allowed Texas to sue but would not grant any other relief.



According to a report by the AFP , the suit filed by Republican attorney general of the state, an ally of Trump, alleged that the results in the other four states were "unconstitutional" because of their heavy use of "fraud-prone" mail-in votes during the coronavirus pandemic.

Before the hearing, Trump had posted a tweet urging the Supreme Court to show "wisdom and courage" to support what he called the "most important case in history".

"If the Supreme Court shows great Wisdom and Courage, the American People will win perhaps the most important case in history, and our Electoral Process will be respected again!", his tweet said.


Update : Trump reacted angrily to the verdict by tweeting "The Supreme Court really let us down. No Wisdom, No Courage!"









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