Donald Trump’s hope of retaining power has been dashed after the US Supreme Court rejected a bid to block the ballots of millions of voters in battleground states that went in favor of Democrat, Joe Biden.
According to CNN, the court on Friday, December 11, ruled that the suit which was filed Texas’ attorney general, Ken Paxton and supported by Trump did not have any legal standing.
The order stated:
“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.”
Sky News reported that the suit had called into doubt the results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, which all voted for Biden.
It was backed by 18 states and more than 100 Republican members of the US Congress.
But the verdict by the Supreme Court may have dealt a final blow on the efforts by the Trump camp to undo the president’s election loss.