Supreme Court Denies Texas' Effort to Overturn Election Results

The Supreme Court has just released a court order in which they have denied Texas' attempts to overturn its election results in Trump's favor.

2020 presidential election

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2020 presidential election

It has just been announced that the Supreme Court will be denying Texas' efforts to overturn the state's election results.

BREAKING: The Supreme Court has denied Texas' last-ditch effort to overturn the election results in four battleground states that voted for Joe Biden.

— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) December 11, 2020

According to an official court order obtained by SCOTUS blog on Twitter, the state of Texas lacked " valid interest, under the Constitution, in attempting to police other states' voting procedures."

In a very brief order, the court says Texas lacks Article III standing to sue other states over how they conduct their own elections. In layperson's words: a state has no valid interest, under the Constitution, in attempting to police other states' voting procedures.

— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) December 11, 2020

Additionally, while Justice Aito and Thomas made comments below the order based on their viewpoints, it was not shared by a majority of the Supreme Court.

The separate statement from Alito/Thomas is based on their view (not shared by a majority of the court) that SCOTUS is obligated to take up any case that invokes the court's "original jurisdiction." It's a technical issue and says nothing about the underlying merits of the case.

— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) December 11, 2020

From here, it looks as though most of the major states that the Republican Party were trying to use to contest the election results have fallen short of finding any conclusive evidence that would swing them in Trump's favor. Other states have included Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and more.

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