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Supreme Court Rejects Trump-Backed Texas Lawsuit Contesting Election Results

On Friday the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and supported by Donald Trump contesting the election results in four swing states, marking the latest and most significant blow to the POTUS' attempts at overturning the 2020 election.

As CNN reported, the decision effectively put an end to Trump's five-week effort to score his re-election through legal challenges and has cleared the way for the Electoral College to convene on Monday to affirm Biden's win.

Paxton, a Trump ally, filed the lawsuit in an attempt to invalidate 10 million votes from the four battleground states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin where Trump lost.

On Wednesday, the POTUS tweeted his support for the lawsuit, writing, "We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case. This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!"

Over 100 House Republicans filed a brief in support of Paxton's suit as well, a movement put forward by Louisiana Republican and Congressman Mike Johnson, who personally circulated an email to GOP members asking for support.

Despite all its support, the suit was rejected by the Supreme Court "for lack of standing."

As the court wrote in its short order of the 7-2 ruling,

"The State of Texas’s motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution. Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections. All other pending motions are dismissed as moot."

On Friday night Trump took to Twitter to lash out at the Court for its rejection, claiming it had "let us down."

"No Wisdom, No Courage," he added.

The POTUS later followed that up with a series of tweets raging about the lawsuit being thrown out "within a flash," without court justices "even looking at the many reasons it was brought."

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's ruling, Allen West, the Chairman of the Texas GOP, released a statement all but calling for secession.

"This decision establishes a precedent that says states can violate the US constitution and not be held accountable," the statement reads. "This decision will have far-reaching ramifications for the future of our constitutional republic."

"Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution.”

h/t: CNN

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