U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Texas’ Lawsuit Seeking to Block Four Swing State Electors from Voting for President

by Dan McCaleb


The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected the state of Texas’ lawsuit seeking to overturn presidential election results in four key swing states.

“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,” the nation’s highest court ruled in a decision released Friday evening. “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.”

The decision means the Electoral College is likely to vote Monday to confirm presumptive President-elect Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States.

Eighteen Republican attorneys general filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Texas’ lawsuit against the states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin over their election procedures. The District of Columbia filed a brief on behalf of 22 Democratic states and territories in support of the four swing states.

The court’s ruling dismisses all related motions.

In a comment accompanying the Supreme Court’s brief ruling, Associate Justice Samuel Alito said he would accept the case but not grant other relief.

“In my view, we do not have discretion to deny the filing of a bill of complaint in a case that falls within our original jurisdiction,” Alito said. “See Arizona v. California, 589 U. S. ___ (Feb. 24, 2020) (Thomas, J., dissenting). I would therefore grant the motion to file the bill of complaint but would not grant other relief, and I express no view on any other issue.”

Associate Justice Clarence Thomas joined Alito in his comments.

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​Dan McCaleb is the executive editor of The Center Square. He welcomes your comments. Contact Dan at [email protected]



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4 Thoughts to “U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Texas’ Lawsuit Seeking to Block Four Swing State Electors from Voting for President”

  1. nicky wicks

    what dirt do they have on john roberts?

    the worst decision W made.

  2. Ron Welch

    Save two, they are AFRAID to rule on this!! The admitted vote fraud:
    “We have put together I think the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.” –Joe Biden…was perpetrated by applying different standards of ascertaining legitimate voters. That is an obvious and clear violation of “the equal protection of the laws” in the 14th Amendment. The SCOTUS majority FEARED the mob and therefore deferred to mob rule. What a travesty!!

  3. rick

    The corrupt crooked Democrats have just been given the green light that it’s ok to cheat, lie, and steal to get whatever you want. Democrats are low life scum. Crooked filthy trash.