On Thursday, the states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a lawsuit filed by Texas and backed by President Donald Trump seeking to undo President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory. Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s Democratic attorney general, wrote in a filing to the nine justices:  “What Texas is doing in this proceeding is to ask this court to reconsider a mass of baseless claims about problems with the election that have already been considered, and rejected, by this court and other courts.” 

Texas had filed the suit Tuesday against the four election battleground states, asking that the voting results in those states be thrown out because of their changes in voting procedures that allowed expanded mail-in voting during the coronavirus pandemic. Legal experts have said the Texas lawsuit has little chance of succeeding and have questioned whether Texas has the legal standing to challenge election procedures in other states.

Biden, a Democrat, defeated Trump in the four states, which the Republican president had won in the 2016 election.

Trump has falsely claimed he won re-election and has made baseless allegations of widespread voting fraud. State election officials have said they have found no evidence of such fraud. Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday, “The Supreme Court has a chance to save our Country from the greatest Election abuse in the history of the United States,”  repeating his unfounded allegations that the election was rigged against him.

‘Seditious abuse of judicial process’: States fire back at Texas’s Supreme Court election challenge

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