The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, Dec. 11, threw out the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit seeking to invalidate the election results in four battleground states that handed victory for Democrat nominee Joe Biden.
In a brief order, the court claimed that Texas lacks the standing under the Constitution to sue other states over how they conduct their own elections.
“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,” the Supreme Court wrote in its unsigned opinion.
“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,” it added.
In a statement, Samuel Alito, a conservative justice, said, “In my view, we do not have discretion to deny the filing of a bill of complaint in a case that falls within our original jurisdiction … I would therefore grant the motion to file the bill of complaint but would not grant other relief, and I express no view on any other issue.”
Alito said that justice Clarence Thomas, another conservative, also shared his view.
In his lawsuit filed to the Supreme Court on Dec. 7, Paxton alleged that Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin exploited the CCP Virus (coronavirus) pandemic to “justify ignoring federal and state election laws and unlawfully enacting last-minute changes, thus skewing the results of the 2020 general election.”
The Texas attorney general added that the four battleground states “flooded their people with unlawful ballot applications and ballots while ignoring statutory requirements as to how they were received, evaluated, and counted.”
Paxton asked the Supreme Court to extend the deadline for election certification to Dec. 14 to help investigate the alleged irregularities in the four states.
Up to 21 states have signed on or expressed a desire to sign on to the Texas’s lawsuit, which means 42% of America is seeking to sue 8% of America. In addition, more than 120 House Republicans also backed the suit.