US Supreme Court rejects attempt to block Biden Pennsylvania victory

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The United States Supreme Court has rejected a request by Republicans in Pennsylvania to overturn Joe Biden’s certification of victory in the state, signaling a stalemate in Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the election through a litigation.

The court’s decision came on Tuesday in an unsigned single sentencing order simply stating that the request had been “denied.” There were no dissent noted from the tribunal’s judges, including the three people appointed by Mr. Trump.

The decision came on the same day the US electoral process reached the “safe haven” date, which Congress set as the effective deadline for electoral disputes in any given state. All states except one have certified the results, giving Mr. Biden a clear victory.

Mr Trump has sought to overturn and undermine the results with a barrage of lawsuits, nearly all of which have been dismissed by state and federal courts. Judges called his requests to reject votes as undemocratic and lacking a legal basis or evidence.

In addition to the lawsuits, Mr. Trump openly urged Republican officials to take extrajudicial steps to get him elected. These efforts also failed, but some Republicans either joined, or refused to reject, Mr. Trump’s false claims that the election was stolen from him through a large conspiracy involving postal ballots and compromised voting machines.

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Earlier on Tuesday, Mr. Trump continued to falsely claim that he won the election at a White House event about the deployment of a coronavirus vaccine.

“Now let’s see if anyone has the courage or not, whether it is a legislator or legislative assemblies, or whether it is a judge of the Supreme Court or a number of judges of the Court. supreme. Let’s see if they have the courage to do what everyone in this country knows is right, ”he said.

William Barr, the loyal and loyal U.S. Attorney General appointed by Mr. Trump, said last week that he had seen no evidence of electoral fraud that would have affected the election outcome, sparking attacks from allies of the president.

The case at issue on Tuesday was brought by a group of Pennsylvania Republicans who had sought to block state election results over the use of “no excuse” mail-in voting, which allowed voters to ask. a postal vote without giving a reason.

Pennsylvania introduced the measure in 2019, more than a year before the November 2020 election. The lawsuit, which was filed nearly three weeks after the election, claimed the voting measures were unconstitutional.

A state judge had agreed to temporarily block certification until a hearing could be held, but the case was thrown later by the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court, which said it was not filed in a timely manner. This prompted the appeal to the United States High Court, which came after Pennsylvania certified its results.

Mr Trump has said on several occasions that he expects the elections to end in the Supreme Court. Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton also filed a lawsuit in the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday in an attempt to block election results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, says Mr. Biden won.

The court has yet to rule on the attempt, which Josh Shapiro, the Democratic Attorney General of Pennsylvania, called “particularly insignificant.”

The next step in the US electoral process is the Electoral College meeting, which takes place separately in each state on December 14. After that, Congress will count the votes cast by the Electoral College on January 6.

Some Republican officials have suggested they may seek to disrupt the count. Mitt Romney, the Republican senator from Utah who criticized Mr. Trump’s actions, on Tuesday called such suggestions “madness.”

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