US Supreme Court Rejects Republican's Plan To Change The Election For Donald Trump
The US Supreme Court has thrown out a legal challenge launched by Republicans in a bid to change the election in Donald Trump's favour.
The challenge, launched by US congressman Mike Kelly, attempted to invalidate 2.5 million mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania.
Kelly tried to argue that the mail-in ballots were illegal under state law, which was changed in 2019.
Donald Trump has made repeated unsubstantiated claims that he won in Pennsylvania, as well as other states.
Ironically, the previously Republican run-Pennsylvania introduced a 'no-excuse' rule last year that allowed voters to cast a ballot by mail for any reason. In this Supreme Court challenge, Republicans tried to claim this rule violated the state's constitution, according to Reuters.
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In a separate move to change the results of the November 3 ballot, Texas has asked the US Supreme Court to dicard the voting results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
It was billed as a 'long-shot legal gambit' from Republicans, however officials from those four states said the challenge was an attack on American democracy.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, wrote on Twitter: "This election is over. We must continue to stop this circus of 'lawsuits' and move forward."
Joe Biden has already been declared the winner of the 2020 US Election after he won 306 electoral votes, far more than the 270 needed to take over the White House.
By comparison, Donald Trump received 232 votes.
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