The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday 11th December 2020 rejected a lawsuit by Texas. The lawsuit was aimed at dismissing over 20m votes in the states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. These were the four battleground states that carried Joe Biden to victory. The president elect Joe Biden, a Democrat, got 306 electoral college votes against Trump’s 232. The four states in question contributed 62 votes to Biden’s total. To win the White House, 270 votes are needed. The lawsuit was presented by Ken Paxton the Texas attorney-general on Monday, weeks after the November 3 election and after each of the states had certified their results.This case was backed by the republicans headed by President Donald Trump.
The Supreme Court rejected the lawsuit without hearing. In a brief statement by the Supreme Court explaining its decision, the court stated “Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another state conducts its elections.”
This decision is a knock out to Trump’s efforts to overturn Biden’s win in the November 3 election. Trump’s team unsubstantiated claims of fraud have undermined faith in the US electoral system.