President Donald Trump had hoped that the Supreme Court of the United States would overturn a lower court decision to reject Trump’s request to throw out mail-in-ballots in Pennsylvania prior to the state’s certification of the 2020 election. But the court took no action in the case on Monday as Pennsylvania is set to certify the election results and seal Joe Biden’s win.
Prior to the election, Trump made it clear that he would rely on the Supreme court to declare him the winner of the election if Biden defeated him at the ballot box.
Back in October, the high court upheld the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling that said ballots postmarked by election day can arrive up to three days after the election.
The court later handed the Trump campaign a victory with an order saying that late-arriving ballots must be segregated before being counted.
But on Monday, the court’s regular order list for its November 20 conference did not include any action on the case.
The court could take the case during its December 4 conference, which is after Pennsylvania’s November 23 deadline for counties to certify the election.
No new grants from SCOTUS this AM, including no action on the PA absentee ballot case (which won't affect the outcome either way): https://t.co/ERchEr8H8a
— Matt Ford (@fordm) November 23, 2020
— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) November 23, 2020