The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the last of the three cases brought by former President Donald Trump challenging his defeat in the 2020 election, Reuters reported. This brought an end to his search in the courts that had been focused on holding onto power.
Supreme Court dismisses Trump’s election 2020 appeals
The highest court in the land, without comment, declined Trump’s appeal challenging thousands of absentee ballots filed in Wisconsin, an election battlefront that he lost to Democrat Joe Biden by more than 20,000 votes. Biden became president on Jan. 20.
This was the last of three petitions filed at the Supreme Court at the end of Trump’s presidency that the justices refused to take up. The court declined Trump’s other two appeals on Feb. 22, a second Wisconsin challenge and one regarding voting in Pennsylvania. That was another crucial state that Trump lost. A judge said, “This claim, like Frankenstein’s Monster, has been haphazardly stitched together.” Lower courts previously had passed judgment against Trump in those three cases.
According to Reuters, “It already was clear that the high court, which includes three justices appointed by Trump, had no intention to intervene in the cases and others filed by his allies because it did not act before Congress on Jan. 6 certified Biden’s victory. That formal certification was interrupted when a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol.”
Trump has made and still spread false claims that the Nov. 3 presidential election was taken away from him through widespread voting fraud and irregularities. Republicans are now grabbing those same unsupported allegations in an attempt to impose new voting restrictions in various states.
Another election fraud
Meanwhile, the USSC also on Monday turned away another election fraud case filed by Georgia-based attorney Lin Wood. He had asked the Court to stop the Jan. 5 Senate runoff elections in Georgia. The court never responded to the request and Democrats won both races, giving them narrow control of the Senate, according to the report.