Looking back now at the great Presidential election theft of 2020, it becomes ever clearer that the best chance to bring it to a halt and reverse course was represented by the lawsuit of the state of Texas challenging the election result in the key swing states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin (summarized in the American Thinker here). Texas was joined by 126 members of the U.S. Congress and 17 state attorneys general in an amicus brief. The suit and the brief argue, I believe very persuasively, that authority granted by the Constitution to the state legislatures in choosing presidential electors was usurped by the executive branch in each of those states, creating novel voting systems that virtually invited voter fraud and that, in administering the vote, they practically assured that fraud did take place by, among other things, preventing proper observation of the voter count. They also argued that Texas had standing in the case because the election was national, not confined to choosing only representatives in the states in question, and the choice of electors by illegal means in those four states diluted the votes of the legally chosen electors in their own states. The Constitution provides that the Supreme Court is the only judicial body that can resolve disputes between states, so it had immediate jurisdiction.
The suit was rejected by the Court on a 7 to 2 vote on the basis that the state of Texas did not have legal standing, that is to say, how the other states ran their elections was not properly any of Texas’s business. Those who want us to believe that the court ruled correctly point out that even the three new justices appointed by President Donald Trump voted with the majority.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a lawsuit by Texas that had asked the court to throw out the election results in four battleground states that President Trump lost in November, ending any prospect that a brazen attempt to use the courts to reverse his defeat at the polls would succeed.
The court, in a brief unsigned order, said Texas lacked standing to pursue the case, saying it “has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another state conducts its elections.”
The order, coupled with another one on Tuesday turning away a similar request from Pennsylvania Republicans, signaled that a conservative court with three justices appointed by Mr. Trump refused to be drawn into the extraordinary effort by the president and many prominent members of his party to deny his Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., his victory.
November 6, 2020 — An emergency order was issued by the United States Supreme Court this evening requiring all ballots that arrived at the Pennsylvania Election Board after the polls officially closed be segregated and counted separately.
The order is a response to a lawsuit from Pennsylvania Republican legislators who sued to stop a last-minute rule change by the Pennsylvania Secretary of State that would have allowed ballots received after 8 p.m. on election day to be counted and co-mingled with ballots that had arrived on time.
The Republican state legislature had previously passed a law requiring mail-in ballots to be received by 8 p.m. on election day. But after Democrats sued, the Democrat-controlled Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled unilaterally to extend the deadline for three additional days, allowing ballots arriving late to be counted toward the vote tally.