Daily US Times: The US Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the Republicans Party’s last-gasp bid to reverse the state Pennsylvania’s certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the electoral battleground.
The Supreme Court without comment refused to call into question the certification process in the state. Democratic Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat, already has certified Joe Biden’s victory over President Trump and Pennsylvania’s 20 electors are to meet on December 14 to cast their votes for Biden.
In any case, Joe Biden won 306 electoral votes, so even if the results in Pennsylvania had been in doubt, he still would have more than the 270 electoral votes needed to become president of the US.
The court’s decision not to intervene came in a lawsuit led by Republican Us Rep. Mike Kelly of northeastern Pennsylvania and GOP congressional candidate and President Trump’s favorite Sean Parnell, who lost to Pittsburgh-area US Rep. Conor Lamb, a Democrat.
Lamb said on Twitter: “Even Trump appointees & Republicans saw this for what it was: a charade.”
In court filings, lawyers for Pennsylvania and Governor Tom Wolf had called the lawsuit’s claims “fundamentally frivolous” and its request “one of the most dramatic, disruptive invocations of judicial power in the history of the Republic.”
They wrote: “No court has ever issued an order nullifying a governor’s certification of presidential election results.”
Ted Cruz, a Republican Senator of Texas, had offered to argue the case, if the high court took it.