The United States Supreme Court rejected Texas’ lawsuit which would have blocked millions of battleground state votes won by Vice President Joe Biden on December 11th. The Trump-backed case was declined to be heard.
Texas’ Attorney General argues that four swing states (Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia) unconstitutionally changed their election statues in their judiciary or executive branches rather than the legislative branch who are permitted to write election laws. The four states stated their changes were consistent with approved legislative-law. The Trump campaign and 17 red states weighted in favor of Texas, while 22 blue states supported the battleground territories. Rudy Giuliani, an attorney on President Trump’s legal team, stated that this is not the end of Trump’s legal battles.
Democrats argue Texas is attempting to use these meritless claims to undermine the American democratic election process. This ruling may suggest President Trump has lost the opportunity of overturning election results in federal court, as he already has lost a majority of his lower court cases.
As the Electoral College certifies President-Elect Biden’s win (306-232), Republican faith in Trump’s ability to overturn the election results continues to falter. Second-ranking Senate Republican Thune of South Carolina discouraged his own party from further challenging the election results. Republicans in the Senate are divided on whether to accept Biden’s victory or maintain loyalty to President Trump’s lawsuits.