The United States Supreme Court delivered another major blow to Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results on Friday when they rejected a Texas lawsuit which aims to invalidate electors in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Georgia.
“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. Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections. All other pending motions are dismissed as moot,” the Supreme Court wrote.
While pretty much every legal expert expected the lawsuit to fail, Trump hyped it, saying “the case that everyone has been waiting for”. More than 100 House Republicans, including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) and Minority Whip Steve Scalise (La.), signed an amicus brief on Thursday in support of the lawsuit and 17 attorneys general from around the country also got on board.
This is the second post election lawsuit that the Supreme Court has rejected after the high court rejected a case brought by Trump ally Rep. Mike Kelly seeking to block Joe Biden’s win in Pennsylvania.