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WASHINGTON (KDKA / AP) – The United States Supreme Court has rejected Texas’s offer to reverse election results in four states, including Pennsylvania.
On Friday, the Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin for violating the Constitution over a litany of complaints that had already been dismissed. Attorney General Paxton called on the US Supreme Court to invalidate their 62 electoral college votes for Biden – a move that would affect the election of President Donald Trump.
The court’s order was the second this week to reject Republican motions to participate in the 2020 election result. The judges rejected an appeal from the Pennsylvania Republicans on Tuesday.
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Trump had described the lawsuit filed by Texas against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as “the big one” that would end with the Supreme Court overturning Biden’s substantial majority on the electoral college and allowing Trump to serve in the White House for another four years.
In a brief ruling, the court stated that Texas did not have the legal right to sue these states because it “has shown no judicial interest in the way another state conducts its elections”.
Judges Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas, who previously said the court had no power to dismiss claims between states, heard the complaint from Texas. But they would not have done what Texas wanted until the lawsuit was settled and put aside those four states’ 62 votes for Biden.
Three Trump candidates sit on the High Court. In an effort to get the youngest of his nominees, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Trump quickly confirmed that she would be needed in any post-election lawsuit. Barrett appears to have participated in both cases this week. None of the Trump appointees noticed a contradiction in either case.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro described the lawsuit as a threat to American democracy.
“Mind your own business and stay away from Pennsylvania,” Shapiro told KDKA’s Jon Delano.
The electoral college will meet on Monday to officially elect Biden as the next president.
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