The Trump camp has already received dozens of rejections in the fight against defeat in the US election. High hopes were set for a Texas lawsuit in the Supreme Court, but nothing came of it.
US President Donald Trump has suffered the worst setback so far in the legal battle against his electoral defeat. The US Supreme Court has dismissed a case by the state of Texas against the results of the Friday evening (local time) presidential election. Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton had indicted the election results in four other states. He wanted to undo Democrat Joe Biden’s victory over Republican Trump. The Supreme Court said Texas had no legal justification for intervening in the election of another state.
Biden’s inauguration on January 20 is a foregone conclusion. The Texas trial was not given a realistic chance. The same is true of Trump’s ongoing efforts to undo the outcome. Trump claims to have been robbed of victory by massive fraud by the Biden camp. Neither he nor his lawyers have provided conclusive evidence. The Trump camp has received more than 50 legal defeats to date, but is still not giving up the fight. In no state were the supporters of the current president able to change the outcome of the November 3 election.
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Trump had tried to increase pressure on the nine Supreme Court justices on Friday before the Supreme Court decision. On Twitter, the president wrote, “If the Supreme Court shows great wisdom and courage, the American people will win what is arguably the most important case in history and our electoral process will be respected once again!”
Trump had applied to participate in the Texas-sought procedure, arguing, among other things, that he did not need to prove fraud. It is only necessary to demonstrate that the procedure deviated from the demands of the local parliaments. In addition, Trump camp lawyers allege that the alleged irregularities in individual states destroyed the evidence of the fraud so that it can no longer be proven.
Paxton filed suit against Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin and Michigan in the Supreme Court on Monday. He claimed that the constitution had been violated there during the elections. Therefore, the results there – all of which Biden see as winners – should not be taken into account. In addition to Trump, Republican Justice Ministers from 17 states and 126 Republican MPs from the US House of Representatives were behind Paxton’s lawsuit. 22 other states and US territories opposed this. The accused states rejected the initiative as an abuse of the legal system.
Paxton justified his complaint on the grounds that voters were not treated equally and that decisions to organize the vote were not taken by the state parliaments, as the constitution provides. The lawsuit also claimed that the odds of Biden winning elections in the four states was 1 in 1,000,000,000,000,000.
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The head of the Texas Republicans, Allen West, brought about a secession of US states after the Supreme Court ruling. West spoke of a precedent “that states that states can violate the US Constitution and cannot be held responsible,” a statement said. “Maybe law-abiding states should unite and form a union of constitutional-abiding states.”
The relevant US authorities had stated that the choice is the safest ever in the United States. Recently, US Attorney General William Barr – a Trump confidant – said there was no evidence of fraud to the extent that it could change the outcome of the election. All 50 states and Washington’s main district have already certified their results.
The results of each state are the key to winning the presidential election. The US president is not directly elected by the people, but by 538 electoral people who usually vote based on the outcome in their respective states. 270 votes are required for victory. According to the results, Biden got 306 voters behind him. The state electorate vote is scheduled for Monday. The result will be officially read in Congress in Washington on January 6. On January 20, Biden will be sworn in as Trump’s successor.
The Supreme Court had just rejected a request for an injunction last Tuesday, which the Trump camp sought to destroy the election results in Pennsylvania. Trump’s lawyers had then stated that the truly crucial dates were only January 6 and 20. Critics see Trump’s refusal to acknowledge his defeat as an attempt to continue to collect donations from supporters.
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In Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin, there were a total of 62 electoral votes. Paxton wanted to ensure that the electorate in these states was either appointed by order of the local parliaments or not at all. In addition to the lawsuit, the Texan petitioned the Supreme Court for an order to stop all activities involving the electorate in the four states.
Following the death of Liberal Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg in September, Trump had been pressuring to quickly fill the Supreme Court seat with Conservative attorney Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court election. He also explicitly referred to a possible dispute over the outcome of the election. The Conservatives now dominate the court with a majority of six to three votes. However, the Trump camp’s previous lawsuits were equally dismissed by judges, regardless of whether they were nominated by Democratic or Republican presidents.