The Supreme Court of the United States has rejected on Tuesday the request launched by supporters of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, to revoke the victory of Joe Biden in Pennsylvania.
The Supreme Court’s decision, made up of three judges appointed by President Trump himself, has come as states across the country are confirming the results of the presidential elections to be endorsed next week by the United States Electoral College.
It is also the first time that the Supreme Court intervened in the efforts of the president of the United States and his supporters to reverse Biden’s victory in the elections. On this occasion, according to the US press, there were no major differences or challenges among its members, among whom was the judge recently appointed by Trump, Amy Coney Barrett.
A group of Republican legislators led by the representative of the United States Congress for Pennsylvania, Mike Kelly, appealed to the Supreme Court alleging that the Pennsylvania General Assembly exceeded its functions by allowing the vote by mail in these presidential elections, although they waited for defeat Trump to file the complaint.
In that sense, the Supreme Court has explained that the lawsuit came too late and that “it would be depriving some 6.9 million residents of Pennsylvania the right to vote” if approved.
However, and even if the Supreme Court had endorsed the Republican complaints, Biden would continue to be the winner of the elections without having obtained the electoral votes of Pennsylvania.
Still President Trump would need at least two more states to secure a majority. Biden got nearly 3.5 million votes in Pennsylvania, about 81,600 more than Trump did.
Waiting for the Supreme Court to decide now what to do with the lawsuit also filed by the attorney general of the state of Texas, Republican Ken Paxton, to stop the Democratic triumphs in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Georgia and Michigan, Biden
He has obtained 306 electoral votes compared to 232 for Trump.