In the latest court defeat for President Trump and his allies, the United States Supreme Court denied a request to invalidate over 2.5 million ballots in the state of Pennsylvania.
President-elect Joe Biden won the state of Pennsylvania with a margin of over 80,000 votes. However, Trump and his allies have sought to discredit Biden’s victory and overturn the results across multiple states.
According to NPR:
The lawsuit was brought by Republican Rep. Mike Kelly, who argued a 2019 state law authorizing universal mail-in voting is unconstitutional and that all ballots cast by mail in the general election in Pennsylvania should be thrown out.
“The application for injunctive relief presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court is denied,” read the court’s order, which did not comment further or suggest any dissent among the court’s nine justices.
Kelly, along with several others, filed the lawsuit on Nov. 21 and requested Pennsylvania either reject the over 2.5 million ballots that were cast by mail or allow state lawmakers to select presidential electors. Republicans control Pennsylvania’s state legislature.
The state Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the lawsuit on Nov. 28, saying the GOP had waited too long to challenge the law.
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