U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Texas Suit Designed to Upend Presidential Election Results in Four Battleground States
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday rejected an attempt to overturn Joe Biden's presidential win in four battleground states, after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed suit arguing the states violated the law when running their elections.
“The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear this ridiculous suit reinforces what we have known since it was filed by Attorney General Paxton,” said Lillie Schechter, Chair of the Harris County Democratic Party. “There is no legitimate basis for challenging votes cast legally.”
“I hope we can now move forward. Our nation has a lot of work to do and a great number of issues to address,” Schechter said. “I know President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris have already started working, and the HCDP is excited to support them however we can.”
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed suit on behalf of Texas against the states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, saying they made unlawful changes to election procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Paxton hoped to invalidate millions of votes cast in these battleground states, upending the results of the presidential election.
For Immediate Release
Dec. 11, 2020
Contact: Angelica Luna-Kaufman