Supreme Court rejects Trump ally’s push to overturn Biden win in Pennsylvania

U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a medal ceremony in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, December 3, 2020.Jonathan Ernst | ReutersThe Supreme Court on Tuesday turned back an effort by Republicans to reverse President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Pennsylvania.The top court rejected a petition from Trump ally Rep. Mike Kelly, a Pennsylvania Republican, who argued that virtually all of the state’s mail-in ballots were unlawful. The move closes off one of President Donald Trump’s last remaining paths to overturning the results of the 2020 election in court, even as some far-fetched legal cases remain in the works. The decision was announced in an order with no noted dissents, as is typical for cases that are handled on an emergency basis. The entirety of the court’s order read, “The application for injunctive relief presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court is denied.”Trump has refused to concede to Biden, though the Democratic former vice president is projected to win 306 votes in the Electoral College, 36 more than the 270 he needed for victory. Trump had suggested throughout the campaign and after his defeat that the Supreme Court would ultimately decide the outcome of the race, though the court has not shown a willingness to intervene. Trump appointed three members of the nine-judge bench, including Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who was confirmed by the GOP-controlled Senate just days before the Nov. 3 election. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.

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