Supreme Court again refuses to review U.S. election results

Supreme Court again refuses to review U.S. election results

The Supreme Court has again refused to review the claims of the current U.S. President Donald Trump on the results of the election on an expedited basis.

The court rejected the petitions to review the cases in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The court can still hear appeals, but The Independent suggests that hearings may not take place until the fall.

The publication notes that the Supreme Court continues to ignore Republicans’ requests to review the November 3 election results. However, several justices have shown interest in the Pennsylvania case: it concerns the state Supreme Court’s decision to extend the deadline for mail-in ballots by three days. It was made over the objection of the Republican-controlled legislature.

In December, the U.S. Supreme Court also rejected a Trump-backed lawsuit that challenged Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election. The justices found no basis for the state of Texas, which filed the suit, to challenge the election results in four other states.