The Supreme Court on Monday denied former President Donald Trump’s challenge to the Pennsylvania 2020 election results as moot. Dissenting from the decision were Justices Samuel Neil Alito, Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas.
It takes four justices to hear a case to get a full hearing at the Supreme Court, however, Justices John Roberts, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett sided with liberals over the Pennsylvania decision to dismiss.
SCOTUS denied former President Trump’s Pennsylvania lawsuit:
BREAKING: The Supreme Court has denied Trump's Pennsylvania election challenge as moot. pic.twitter.com/6LTvvuMG52
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) February 22, 2021
Justice Clarence Thomas, however, dissented from the Supreme Court’s refusal to take up the PA election case, writing that the inaction from the Supreme Court will only encourage more abuse:
As reported by The Epoch Times:
The Supreme Court also threw out a series of remaining challenges to election processes and election results in several states left over from the recent presidential election cycle.
One of the lawsuits was brought by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) who challenged Joe Biden’s alleged victory over former President Donald Trump. Kelly had asked the Supreme Court to consider his lawsuit which challenged mail-in voting policies in his home state of Pennsylvania.
Kelly argued that Act 77, the 2019 state statute that authorized universal, no-excuses mail-in voting, violated the Constitution.
The Supreme Court also denied a petition seeking review in Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Degraffenreid.
Another case dismissed was brought by lawyer L. Lin Wood against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, challenging results and policies in Georgia.
A case from Arizona, Ward v. Jackson, was also dismissed. That lawsuit challenged Biden’s victory at the polls in the state.
An appeal lodged by Trump against Wisconsin results was denied. The case was Trump v. Biden. Another Wisconsin-related appeal, King v. Whitmer, was dismissed.
Attorney Sidney noted: