A lawsuit filed by Texas’ attorney general Ken Paxton and endorsed by President Donald J. Trump to overturn election results were rejected by the Supreme Court on November eleventh. Paxton, a vocal Trump supporter, sued the states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Georgia in hopes of nullifying millions of votes in the battleground states that ultimately went to President-elect Joe Biden.
The unsigned order stated that Texas could not legally bring the suit because it did not have a “judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections.” The order continued with: “The State of Texas’s motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution. Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections. All other pending motions are dismissed as moot.” Justice Samuel Alito and Justice Clarence Thomas did say in an accompanying statement that they would have allowed for the case to be filed. However, they said that they would grant no other relief.
Paxton said the rule was “unfortunate” and that he will “continue to tirelessly defend the integrity and security of our elections and hold accountable those who shirk established election law for their convenience.” Trump responded through Twitter stating, “The Supreme Court really let us down. No Wisdom, No Courage!”