End of the game? The Supreme Court of the United States inflicted a stinging setback on Donald Trump on Tuesday, by refusing to take up an appeal formulated by his allies to block the certification of the results of the presidential election in the state of Pennsylvania.
The temple of American law, which has three magistrates appointed by Donald Trump out of nine, has not justified its decision, and none of its members have notified that they disagree. The Republican president still refuses, more than a month after the election, to concede his defeat to Democrat Joe Biden, presenting himself as a victim of “massive fraud” without presenting convincing evidence.
He has, with the help of his allies, lodged complaints in several key states, but almost all of them have already been dismissed by the courts. One of them, carried by Republican elected House of Representatives Mike Kelly, challenged the legality of postal votes in Pennsylvania.
Similar remedy in Texas
After its rejection by the Supreme Court of this key state, the plaintiffs urgently turned to the Supreme Court of the United States to ask it to freeze all electoral operations while they develop their arguments. By opposing them an end of inadmissibility, the nine wise men of the Court put an end to this procedure and mean that they do not intend to get involved in post-electoral disputes.
Donald Trump had however hoped that the high court, which he has profoundly reshuffled, would intervene in his favor. The day after the poll, he said he wanted to seize it. In 2000, the high court had interrupted a recount of the votes in Florida, where George W. Bush had only 537 votes ahead of Democrat Al Gore, which allowed the Republican to win the election.
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The state of Texas, led by the Republicans, filed on Tuesday another appeal to the highest court in the country to seek invalidation of the results in four key states but, according to experts, it has no better chance to succeed.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr