The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that sought to invalidate 10 million votes in four battleground states — Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin — that President Trump lost.
Why it matters: It’s the latest and most significant legal defeat for Trump and his allies in their floundering attempt to overturn the 2020 election results.
Trump tweeted Wednesday, “We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case. This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!”
JUST IN: The Supreme Court dismisses Texas' and President Trump's effort to overturn the election results and block the ballots of millions of voters in battleground states that went in favor of President-elect Joe Biden https://t.co/KP675fWsEz pic.twitter.com/3TaI3zRWXG
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 11, 2020
BREAKING: The US Supreme Court has rejected Texas’s unprecedented last-ditch effort to challenge Joe Biden’s win in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, and Wisconsin by suing those four states in the court https://t.co/4VTsKGfok8
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) December 11, 2020
The US Supreme Court acted with unusual speed to reject a bid from Texas’s Attorney General —supported by President Donald Trump — to block the ballots of millions of voters in battleground states that went in favor of President-Elect Joe Biden.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 11, 2020
Here’s the unsigned order. Alito and Thomas dissenting in part. No mention of the three justices appointed by Trump pic.twitter.com/Ahd3bHoaqM
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) December 11, 2020