Big Blow to Trump as Supreme Court Dismisses Texas Complaint

  • Seventeen states on Wednesday filed a brief with the Supreme Court siding with a Texas lawsuit against four battleground states.
  • Trump, who hasn’t conceded defeat in the elections yet alleging massive electoral fraud albeit, had brought a motion to support the case of Texas before the Supreme Court.
  • Neither Barrett, nor Gorsuch, nor Kavanaugh sided with the President on Friday.

US President, Donald Trump on Friday suffered a big blow in his spirited maneuvers to prove that the recently concluded US elections were fraudulent after the country’s Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed by Texas to overturn Joe Biden’s victory on the grounds that it lacked standing.

Texas AG Ken Paxton

The complaint had been filed by the Texas attorney general, Ken Paxton, a close Trump ally. Seventeen states on Wednesday filed a brief with the Supreme Court siding with a Texas lawsuit against four battleground states.

“The Court has rightly dismissed out of hand the extreme, unlawful and undemocratic GOP lawsuit to overturn the will of millions of American voters,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday night in reaction to the ruling.

Paxton had asked the Supreme Court to cancel results from  Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.  He claimed that  their governors used the pandemic as a “pretext”  to change the rules outside of the legislative process required by the constitution.

The four states have a total of 62 votes in the Electoral College, and therefore if the Supreme Court had ruled in favor of Paxton, the result of the elections could have changed, since Trump got 232 electoral college votes and Biden 306, above the 270 barrier needed to ascend to the White House.

Trump, who hasn’t conceded defeat in the elections yet alleging massive electoral fraud albeit, had brought a motion to support the case of Texas before the Supreme Court.

On Friday, the US President tweeted before the High Court ruling that the court would rule in his favor: “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!” he tweeted.

Trump Appointees a Majority in the Court

Scales of Justice

On Thursday, a total of 106 Republican legislators in the US House of Representatives backed the Texas lawsuit by filing a brief of legal support (“amicus curiae”) in the case.

On the contrary, a coalition of 23 state attorneys general, led by the District of Columbia, did the same but to ask the Supreme Court to reject the demand.

Friday’s blow isn’t the first one that Trump has so far suffered in his quest. On Tuesday, the court rejected a lawsuit filed by the president’s allies to reverse Biden’s triumph in Pennsylvania.

Going by the rulings, the court has turned its back on Trump, despite the fact that the president has got many appointees in the very court whom he probably was banking on. Trump so far appointed three judges during his term: Neil Gorsuch , Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett.

Trump nominated Barrett at the end of last September and was confirmed in the Senate before the elections, in anticipation of a tight result from the same that could end in the Supreme Court.

However,  neither Barrett, nor Gorsuch, nor Kavanaugh sided with the President on Friday.

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Vincent Ferdinand

News reporting is my thing. My view of what is happening in our world is colored by my love of history and how the past influences events taking place in the present time.  I like reading politics and writing articles. It was said by Geoffrey C. Ward, "Journalism is merely history's first draft." Everyone who writes about what is happening today is indeed, writing a small part of our history.

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