Ken Paxton, justisminister i Texas, dro i gang hele saksopplegget. Foto: Jay Janner/AP/Scanpix
Høyesterettt har avvist å behandle en anmodnng fra Texas om at resultatene i vippestatene ikke er gyldige. Det er Trumps andre nederlag i høyesterett på kort tid.
Også Trump sluttet seg til stevningen. Det samme gjorde 17 andre delstater.
The Supreme CourtFridayrejected a Texas challenge to President-elect Joe Biden’s wins in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed the case late Monday night, alleging that the four swing states had «tainted the integrity» of the presidential election with mail-in ballots. The charge electrified President Trump’s allies after the president on Wednesday called the dispute «the big one» on Twitter. Seventeen states, led by Missouri, that day filed an amicus brief supporting Paxton. Two more, Arizona and Ohio, added their names to the list Thursday.
Det virket som det politiske miljøet gikk i sjokk over nyheten. Den har ennå ikke hatt full effekt.
Seventeen states joined the lawsuit as well as over 120 House Republicans.
Justice Samuel Alito issued a statement with the dismissal that was joined by Justice Clarence Thomas, arguing that the Supreme Court should take up the case.