The legal team representing President Trump’s efforts to secure a second term in the White House have hit a few major snags as of late, and this week doesn’t look to be an exception.
Sure, there’s a major lawsuit coming out of Texas that looks promising for the President, as it will both be backed by the State of Missouri and head almost directly to the Supreme Court. Trump’s supporters, (as well as the Commander in Chief himself), have suggested that the highest court in the land will be their best shot at maintaining power.
This week, however, some doubt has been injected into that argument.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Republicans’ last-gasp bid to reverse Pennsylvania’s certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the electoral battleground.
The court without comment refused to call into question the certification process in Pennsylvania. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf already has certified Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump and the state’s 20 electors are to meet on Dec. 14 to cast their votes for Biden.
In any case, Biden won 306 electoral votes, so even if Pennsylvania’s results had been in doubt, he still would have more than the 270 electoral votes needed to become president.
The court’s decision not to intervene came in a lawsuit led by Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly of northeastern Pennsylvania and GOP congressional candidate and Trump favorite Sean Parnell, who lost to Pittsburgh-area U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb, a Democrat.
The announcement spurred a number of strange conspiracy theories on social media, including a hypothesis that the deceased Cuban dictator Fidel Castro may have bribed members of the Supreme Court to dismiss the case.
This was in conjunction with the belief that both Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis were “faking” their COVID-19 diagnoses to relieve themselves of the case.
Parler users are now saying Trump's entire legal team is faking COVID because they no longer want to fight for Trump & that Trump's own Supreme Court justices have been bribed by Fidel Castro to join the CCP (I'm unfortunately not joking)
— William LeGate ?? (@williamlegate) December 9, 2020
All eyes are now on the Texas lawsuit.
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