Thursday, January 21, 2021

US Supreme Court rejects Trump-backed bid to overturn election

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The US Supreme Court has rejected an unprecedented attempt to throw out election results in four battleground states.

The lawsuit, filed this week by the state of Texas, sought to invalidate results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

President-elect Joe Biden won all four.

The lawsuit was supported by 18 state attorneys general and 106 Republican members of Congress.

But in a brief order rejecting the bid, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that Texas did not have legal standing to bring the case.

The electoral college is expected to meet on Monday to formally elect Mr Biden as the 46th president of the US.