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.
The court ruled on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2020, ORDER IN PENDING CASE 155, ORIG. TEXAS V. PENNSYLVANIA, ET AL. “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. Statement of Justice Alito, with whom Justice Thomas joins: In my view, we do not have the discretion to deny the filing of a bill of complaint in a case that falls within our original jurisdiction. See Arizona v. California, 589 U. S. (Feb. 24, 2020) (Thomas, J., dissenting). I would therefore grant the motion to file the bill of complaint but would not grant other relief, and I express no view on any other issue.” [emphasis added].
This ruling seemingly signals an end to President Trump’s righteous battle to overcome the 2020 election that over 50 million Americans believe was rigged in one way or another. The President’s political options remain viable; we expect him to use this issue as he campaigns for President in 2014.