The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the first such lawsuit in history backed by President Donald Trump, requiring the Supreme Court to reverse the results of elections in the four states where Trump lost the presidential election.
The lawsuit was filed in Texas, and the states in which the plaintiffs sought annulment were Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
President-elect Joe Biden won elections in all four states.
U.S. lawmakers from the 127 ruling Republican Party along with lawyers for 19 state governments supported the lawsuit.
But the Supreme Court ruled that the state of Texas had no jurisdiction to file such a lawsuit, and dismissed the case immediately.
“The state of Texas has failed to show legally how this election is affected by the fact that each state has the right to conduct elections under its own laws,” the Supreme Court said.
The ruling is a major setback for Mr. Trump, who has previously insisted that the results of the November US presidential election were rigged.
Mr. Trump has repeatedly claimed that he was defeated by “fake votes” in his bid to secure a second term in office.
Since the election, Mr. Trump and his supporters have filed dozens of lawsuits in which they challenge the election results. None of them supported the plaintiffs.
Democrat nominee Joe Biden received 306 votes, while Mr. Trump received 232 votes from the Electoral College.
These members of the Electoral Commission elect the President.
In addition, Mr. Biden won the election by more than seven million votes compared to Mr. Trump’s turnout for the next four-year presidency of the United States.
Next Monday the Electoral Commission will meet in Washington to confirm Joe Biden as the winner of the November 3, 2020 presidential election.