US Supreme Court Dismisses Texas Suit Challenging Election Result

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The Supreme Court has denied Texas’ last-ditch effort to overturn the election results in four battleground states that voted for Joe Biden.

In a very brief order, the court says Texas lacks Article III standing to sue other states over how they conduct their own elections. In layperson’s words: a state has no valid interest, under the Constitution, in attempting to police other states’ voting procedures. 

The separate statement from Alito/Thomas is based on their view (not shared by a majority of the court) that SCOTUS is obligated to take up any case that invokes the court’s “original jurisdiction.” It’s a technical issue and says nothing about the underlying merits of the case.

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