Supreme Court rejects Texas lawsuit against Georgia

The U.S. Supreme Court Friday rejected Texas’ attempt to overturn the presidential election in Georgia and three other states.

In a brief decision, the court said Texas lacked standing to bring the lawsuit. ”Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another state conducts its elections,” the court said. It rejected numerous other motions – including President Donald Trump’s attempt to intervene in the case – as moot.

Two justices – Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas – said they would have accepted the case but expressed no opinion on its merits.

The decision was not unexpected – the extraordinary effort by one state to overturn election results in other states was a long shot, albeit one supported by many Georgia Republican lawmakers. It’s the latest setback for the efforts by Trump and his supporters

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