SCOTUS Opinion: Court Unanimously Rejects Texas’ Last Gasp Attempt To Undo Election

After various efforts by the Trump campaign to reverse the election results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin through state court lawsuits had failed, Texas filed a motion seeking leave to file its own lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court alleging that the same deficiencies alleged by the Trump campaign in the failed suits caused Texas to suffer injury in its expectation of a fair electoral process.

In a brief, two-sentence order, the Court denied that motion, stating that Texas lacked standing because it had no “judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another state conducts its elections.” Justice Alito, joined by Justice Thomas, added a statement indicating their view that such original jurisdiction complaints should be automatically accepted by the Court, but that he would not have granted any other relief.

A link to the order in Texas v. Pennsylvania is here: