Supreme Courtroom Rejects Texas’ Problem To Presidential Election – Deadline
UPDATE, 6:13 a.m. PT: President Donald Trump continued to rail against the Supreme Court’s dismissal of a lawsuit in Texas that sought to overturn election results in four states in favor of Joe Biden.
“We just started fighting !!!” Trump tweeted.
But he, his campaign and his supporters have almost no legal options left. The Supreme Court decision was one of dozens of losses they suffered in court despite using the electoral challenge to raise hundreds of millions of dollars.
Twitter continued to point out some of Trump’s tweets claiming he won the election, including one saying he won on a “landslide”.
He also tweeted a clip from his secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, who had dual roles as a government official and campaign spokesman.
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“Yeah, there’s no other way to tell than that they dodged,” McEnany said on Sean Hannity’s Fox News Show. “You dodged. They hid behind the process and refused to use their authority to enforce the constitution. “
The judicial challenge, however, has come a long way and has been worrying for many legal experts as it was a state that was asking the court to invalidate the votes of four other states. The Supreme Court did not report any disagreement over the denial of the case, although Judges Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas said they admitted the lawsuit but provided no other relief.
Meanwhile, Rule of Law Republicans said they wanted to air a new ad on Fox News and Newsmax to warn viewers not to be fooled by Donald Trump’s “post-election fraud”.
PREVIOUS: The Supreme Court overturned a Texas Attorney General’s lawsuit, backed by President Donald Trump, that aimed to overturn election results in four states that went for Joe Biden.
Trump had placed his hopes on the court that took the case, despite legal experts certain the judges would reject the effort. Even so, more than 100 members of the Republican House joined a brief lawsuit in an attempt to overturn the will of voters in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
The court ruled that the state of Texas “has shown no judicial interest in the manner in which another state conducts its elections”.
TO UPDATE: Late on Friday, President Trump tweeted his disappointment with the verdict.
The Supreme Court really let us down. No wisdom, no courage!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2020
Attorneys-general in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin asked the court to dismiss the case.
“The US Supreme Court saw through this inflammatory abuse of legal process, and its swift rejection should make anyone who considers further attacks on our election think twice,” Pennsylvania’s attorney general Josh Shapiro said in a statement .
The court announced no rejection of its decision. Judge Samuel Alito, along with Clarence Thomas, said they allowed the case to be filed but would not provide any other relief.
“In my opinion, there is no discretion to refuse to file a complaint in a case that falls within our original jurisdiction,” Alito said in the Supreme Court order. “I would therefore grant the request to file the notice of appeal, but would not grant any other relief, and I do not express an opinion on any other subject.”
The previous Friday, Trump pushed and tried to pressure the court to take up the matter. He wrote: “If the Supreme Court shows great wisdom and courage, the American people will win what is perhaps the most important case in history, and our electoral process will be respected again. “
But Trump’s team and his supporters have lost dozens of cases where election results have been questioned. On Monday the electoral college will meet to cast ballots in the elections, which has been a formality in previous years. Biden won the 306-232 election.
Around the time the court was making its decision to reject the case, Trump tweeted a post-election ad alleging widespread fraud, but Twitter quickly flagged the post.
The Supreme Court earlier this week rejected another challenge posed by Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers to revoke state certification of the findings.
The legal theory behind the case has been heavily criticized as even some Senate Republicans questioned the practicality of a state to prevent other states from holding their elections.
“Any rule of law American should take comfort that the Supreme Court – including all three of President Trump’s recommendations – has closed the book on the nonsense,” Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) said in a statement.
Orange County’s Chapman University even distanced itself from one of its faculty members, John Eastman, who represented Trump on a file asking the court to accept the case.