The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by outgoing President Donald Trump to usurp a second term in office, an anti-democratic legal campaign that sought to disenfranchise millions of voters across four states he lost in the presidential election that would have sent the union spiraling into chaos.
Trump had asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday to intervene in a lawsuit brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that sought to invalidate votes cast in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin.
More than half of Republicans in the House of Representatives as well as 17 Republican state attorneys general joined in the desperate and unprecedented request to overthrow the will of the American people and give Trump another four years.
Millions of Americans will continue to believe conspiracy theories about mass voter fraud and refuse to believe the demonstrable fact that President-elect Joe Biden beat Trump, who has continued to push misinformation about nonexistent mass voter fraud to the American public.
Paxton’s now-rejected complaint alleged that entities other than the state legislatures, like the courts, in the four states in question changed election laws prior to the election. The complaint made the controversial argument that only state legislatures may change election laws (a position with no holding precedent) and therefore the elections in these states should not count. The lawsuit made no mention of the fact that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, and not the state legislature altered election rules unilaterally as well.
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