The Supreme Court on Monday denied an offer from ex President TrumpDonald Trump United States and South Korea Reach Agreement on Troop Cost Share Graham: Trump May Make Republican Party Bigger, Stronger, or ‘Could Destroy’ It Biden Nominates Female Generals Whose Promotions Allegedly Delayed Under Trump MORE to overturn his electoral defeat in Wisconsin, rejecting the former president’s final pending appeal over the 2020 election results.
In an unsigned order with no dissent noted, the justices refused to accept Trump’s lawsuit alleging that Wisconsin election officials violated the Constitution by expanding the absentee vote amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
The judges’ move ended Trump’s scattered and ineffective legal campaign to reverse President BidenJoe Biden Legislators, Activists Recall Civil Rights Icons To Commemorate ‘Bloody Sunday’ Fauci Predicts High School Students Will Receive Coronavirus Vaccinations This Fall Biden Nominates Female Generals Whose Promotions Allegedly Delayed Under Trump MOREThe victory and added to the dismal post-election judicial record of Trump and his allies, which included more than 60 losses and a single narrow victory.
Trump filed a lawsuit in Wisconsin more than a month after Biden won the state by just over 20,000 votes.
Their lawsuit claimed that policies implemented by the Wisconsin Elections Commission to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, such as the establishment of absentee ballot boxes, illegally usurped the exclusive power of the state legislature over electoral rules.
When he filed the lawsuit in late December, Trump had asked the court to expedite a review of his case before the Jan. 6 congressional meeting to certify the results, a request the justices denied.
That joint session of Congress was later disrupted when a violent pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol. Trump’s comments to the mob just before the riot fueled his second impeachment trial in the House. He was later acquitted in the Senate.
The court’s denial of Trump’s appeal on Monday means fewer than four justices agreed to hear his case.
Several of the court’s more conservative justices had previously indicated an interest in addressing questions about what the Constitution says about how electoral authority is assigned within states.
However, as is typical practice, the judges on Monday did not provide the public with a full view of how they voted on the petition or their reasoning.
Some jurists believe that the January 6 uprising on Capitol Hill deterred the court from addressing disputes related to the 2020 elections over concerns that it could fuel false claims promoted by Trump and his allies that the election results were illegitimate. .
Updated at 10:56 am