The Supreme Court on Friday delivered a fatal blow to President Donald Trump’s extraordinary attempt to upend his election loss by rejecting a bid from Texas’ attorney general, which was supported by Trump, to overturn Joe Biden’s election victory in four battleground states, several news outlets reported.
The lawsuit, brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a staunch Trump ally, sought to invalidate the ballots of millions of voters in battleground states that went in favor of President-elect Joe Biden.
The court’s move to dismiss the challenge is the strongest indication yet that Trump has no chance of overturning election results in court that even the justices whom he placed there have no interest in allowing his desperate legal bids to continue.
Trump and his legal team have for weeks pushed increasingly desperate appeals and baseless conspiracy theories about his second term being stolen.
There were no dissents to the order made public, which suggests the decision was unanimous.
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