The New Paper

December 14, 2020

SCOTUS rejects Texas-led election lawsuit

The Supreme Court rejected an election-related lawsuit led by Texas on Friday, noting that Texas did not have the legal standing to bring the case. The lawsuit, which was supported by President Trump, 126 House Republicans, and 17 state attorneys general, aimed to invalidate election results in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin (citing “unconstitutional irregularities”). Here’s the one-page opinion issued by the Supreme Court.

More context: The decision came ahead of the electoral college vote today, which will formally determine the winner of the election. Here’s a full timeline of the Electoral College process from the National Archives.
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