Supreme Court rejects GOP bid to overturn Biden’s Pennsylvania win
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an effort to overturn the results of the presidential election in Pennsylvania.
The suit brought by GOP Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) argued that a 2019 state law authorizing mail-in ballots was unconstitutional, meaning that Pennsylvania’s 2.5 million postal votes would have been tossed.
In a one-sentence order, the High Court wrote: “The application for injunctive relief presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court is denied.”
GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Monday offered to present oral arguments in the Supreme Court on behalf of Trump’s allies after the president’s attorney Rudy Giuliani contracted COVID-19, but the lawmaker’s services are no longer required.
Trump’s campaign has filed dozens of lawsuits in swing states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia arguing that he was the victim of widespread fraud and was robbed of a second term in the White House.
But many of those suits have been thrown out by judges who have called the allegations of fraud as vague hearsay and without evidence.
Their litigation has primarily focused on the Keystone State and its 20 electoral votes which vaulted Joe Biden to victory on Nov. 7, days after polls closed.
Last month, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court also tossed a lawsuit challenging the election result.
“They have failed to allege that even a single mail-in ballot was fraudulently cast or counted,” Justice David Wecht wrote in a concurring opinion.
Biden beat Trump by more than 80,000 votes in Pennsylvania, a state Trump had won in 2016.
With just six days until the Electoral College meets on Dec. 14 to formally elect the next president, Trump’s allies are presenting their last legal battle to overturn Biden’s victory.
Earlier Tuesday, the state of Texas announced it was suing four swing states which certified wins for Biden, arguing that they “exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to justify ignoring federal and state election laws and unlawfully enacting last-minute changes, thus skewing the results.”