US Presidential: Supreme Court rejects Texas appeal

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New snub for Donald Trump after his defeat in the presidential election. The Supreme Court of the United States refused to take up an appeal brought by the authorities of Texas which sought to overturn the defeat of the outgoing president. Its nine wise men, including three appointed by the Republican head of state, ruled in a short decision that Texas was not entitled to interfere in the organization of elections in other states.

While the major voters must meet Monday to register their votes, Donald Trump still refuses to concede defeat to Democrat Joe Biden and assures that the election was “stolen” from him. The “firm and rapid” rejection of the appeal “is not a surprise”, reacted a spokesman for Joe Biden, denouncing “baseless attempts” on the part of the camp of the Republican billionaire and “attacks against the process democratic ”.

They can’t push her away just like that

Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, for his part judged that the complaint was “solid”. “They can’t push her away just like that,” he exclaimed on Fox News. White House spokesman Kayleigh McEnany also ruled on Fox News that the Supreme Court had “dodged” its responsibilities to “hide behind the proceedings”.

The outgoing president, for his part, estimated on Twitter that the Supreme Court “(was) let us down”, accusing the judges of having shown “neither wisdom nor courage! “. But the most violent reaction came from the president of the Republican Party of Texas, Allen West, who did not hesitate to consider secession from this southern state. “Perhaps the law-abiding states should unite and form a Union of states that respect the Constitution,” he said in a statement from his party.

120 elected Republican Congressmen associated with the procedure

For lack of tangible evidence to support the accusations of “massive fraud”, the fifty or so complaints filed by Donald Trump’s allies across the United States have all – with one exception – been dismissed by the courts or dropped.

After these failures, and a first setback before the Supreme Court, the Texan authorities filed an appeal on Tuesday which appeared to be a last-ditch operation. They demanded the annulment of the results in four key states won by Joe Biden – Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin – on the grounds that, according to them, local authorities had violated election laws by extending the use of postal voting.

Donald Trump had described the case as “very solid” and had intervened in a personal capacity in the procedure. More than 120 elected Republican Congressmen had formally associated themselves with the process, however much criticized by legal experts.

Donald Trump put pressure on magistrates

“It’s a press release disguised as a complaint,” Professor Rick Hasen had estimated on his Election blog site. “We have a new candidate in the” craziest election complaint “category,” added Texas colleague Steve Vladeck on Twitter. For the first time in its history, the very serious Scotusblog site, which covers news from the Supreme Court, called on its judges to “crush” the Texas complaint. “This is not a serious complaint or a legitimate position,” said its co-founder Tim Goldstein.

Donald Trump had, however, put pressure on the magistrates. “They must show great courage and great wisdom. Save the USA, ”he tweeted on Friday. The president, who radically changed the temple of American law, declared the day after the poll that he was going to seize it. He was probably hoping for a reissue of the 2000 scenario when the Supreme Court interrupted a recount in Florida, offering the presidential election to George W. Bush.

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