CNN reports that the Supreme Court has once again declined to take up a lawsuit alleging that the 2020 presidential election was contaminated with widespread voter fraud. Attorney Marc Elias, who has been keeping track of the lawsuits, tweeted that this “closes the door on the last Trump/GOP post-election lawsuit.” It is over.
CNN writes that this sends a clear message “that the court’s majority has no interest in relitigating the last election.”
“Before Monday, the justices had already declined several requests to dive into one of the most litigious elections in history, denying petitions from then-President Donald Trump and other Republicans seeking to overturn election result in multiple states President Joe Biden won,” the report continues.
“There were no noted dissents,” CNN reports.
“Once again, the court’s involvement in the 2020 election is going out with a whimper, not a bang,” said Steve Vladeck, CNN Supreme Court analyst and professor at the University of Texas School of Law.
The case was brought by a former Republican congressional candidate, Jim Bognet, who lost his race against incumbent Rep. Matt Cartwright (D), and four individual voters who somehow argued that the state high court exceeded its authority when it ordered the expansion of ballot deadlines amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
Interestingly, Republicans are using the talking point of ballot deadlines amid the pandemic that has taken over 572,000 American lives, as if they aren’t aware of the risks or don’t want people to vote because that would mean their candidate would lose.
To this day, five months after the election, former President Donald Trump has not conceded the race he lost to Joe Biden in both the electoral and popular vote. Trump still insists that the legitimate election was “rigged.” That sort of talk incited the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection that resulted in five deaths, 140 police officers being injured, and caused millions of dollars in damages.