Supreme Court rejects Texas lawsuit to overturn Biden election victory
(UPDATE: 12/12/20 @ 1:30 P.M.): Federal judge rejects Trump campaign lawsuit seeking to overturn Joe Biden’s win in Wisconsin.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit backed by President Donald Trump to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory, ending his attempt to get legal issues rejected by state and federal judges before the nation’s highest court. The court’s order Friday was its second this week rebuffing Republican requests that it get involved in the 2020 election outcome.
The justices dismissed an appeal from Pennsylvania Republicans on Tuesday, then rejected Texas’ lawsuit to overturn Biden’s election victory on Friday.
The Electoral College will meet on Monday, Dec. 14 to formally elect Biden as the next president.
This comes as the conservative-majority Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments over this weekend on President Trump’s state lawsuit that seeks to disqualify more than 221,000 ballots. This decision to hear arguments Saturday came mere hours after a lower court judge had ruled against Trump, stating there was nothing illegal about the election or subsequent recount in the state’s two largest counties.
The action in Wisconsin comes ahead the scheduled Electoral College vote on Monday.