Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, seen here with President Trump in June in Dallas, sued four states that Joe Biden carried in the general election, claiming their changes to election procedures during the pandemic violated federal law. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday night rejected an eleventh hour challenge to Joe Biden’s election as president. The court’s action came in a one-page order, which said the complaint was denied “for lack of standing.” Texas, supported by President Trump, tried to sue Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Michigan, claiming fraud, without evidence. But in order for a state to bring a case in court, especially the Supreme Court, a state must show it has been injured. In essence, the court said Texas could not show that it was injured by the way other states conducted their elections. “Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections,” the court wrote. Justice Samuel Alito, joined by Justice Clarence Thomas, wrote that in their view the court does “not have discretion to deny the filing of a bill of complaint in a case that falls within our original jurisdiction.”

via npr: Supreme Court Shuts Door On Texas Suit Seeking To Overturn Election

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