The United States Supreme Court refused a Texas lawsuit against Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin and Michigan late Friday. The court did not rule on the potential fraud, it just stated Texas had lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution.
“Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections,” the Court wrote. “All other pending motions are dismissed as moot.”
Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas put out a statement saying they would have heard the case, but their statement essentially said neither would have granted further relief.
President Donald J. Trump reacted:
“The Supreme Court really let us down. No wisdom, no courage!”
The Republican Party of Texas put out a statement as well:
“The Supreme Court, in tossing the Texas lawsuit that was joined by 17 states and 106 U.S. Congressmen, have decreed that a state can take unconstitutional actions and violate its own election law. Resulting in damaging effects on other states that abide by the law, while the guilty state suffers no consequences.
“This decision establishes a precedent that says states can violate the U.S. Constitution and not be held accountable. This decision will have far-reaching ramifications for the future of our constitutional republic.
“Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution.”