The Supreme Court docket rejects Trump’s allies to overturn Biden’s victory in Pennsylvania


United States President Donald Trump attends a medal ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on December 3, 2020.

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected efforts by Republicans to undo President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Pennsylvania.

The Supreme Court rejected a petition from Trump ally Mike Kelly, a Pennsylvania Republican, who argued that virtually all of the state’s postal ballot papers were illegal.

The move completes one of President Donald Trump’s last remaining avenues to dismiss the 2020 election results in court, although some far-fetched legal cases are still pending.

The decision was announced in an order with no identified disagreement, as is typical of cases treated in an emergency. The entire order of the court read: “The injunction brought before the Alito judiciary and referred by him to the court is denied.”

Trump has refused to allow Biden, even though the Democratic former vice president is expected to win 306 votes in the electoral college, 36 more than the 270 he needed to win.

Trump had suggested throughout the campaign and after his defeat that the Supreme Court would ultimately rule on the outcome of the race, even though the court has shown no willingness to intervene.

Trump appointed three members of the bank with nine judges, including Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who was ratified by the GOP-controlled Senate a few days before the November 3rd election.

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