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Final Blow to Trump as Supreme Court Throws Out Bid to Reject Mail in Ballots in Battleground States

The United States Supreme Court on Friday strongly rejected a bid from Texas’ attorney general and 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.

The court’s order, issued with no public dissents, to dismiss the challenge is the strongest indication yet that Trump has no chance of overturning election results in court, and that even the justices whom he placed there have no interest in allowing his desperate legal bids to continue.

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Trump at a past rally before elections. Image/Courtesy

The Electoral College will convene Monday to affirm Biden’s win.

The court’s order Friday night was unsigned, and court did not provide a vote count, but there were no dissents to the order made public.

In its short order, the court said that Texas had not demonstrated that it had the legal right to bring the suit because it had not demonstrated a “judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections.”

The order states: “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.”

Supreme Court Justices. Image/Courtesy

In a statement accompanying the order, Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas said they would have allowed the case to be filed, but would grant no other relief.

For the past five weeks, federal and state courts have thrown out most of Trump’s attempts thoroughly.

Hastily-written filings have contained numerous errors. 

Many of the pro-Trump arguments hinged on what was ultimately hearsay or conjecture. And in many of the cases, Trump backers have said they don’t have evidence proving their allegations yet, but want to review ballots or confidential elections data more closely to see if they can find proof of fraud. 

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