The Supreme Court did not have much to say after an earlier request once again asked the highest power in the United States to block election results in Pennsylvania — in fact, they provided only a one-sentence answer in response. Reportedly, none of the justices dissented. That includes each of the three justices appointed by Donald Trump, who will soon be on his way out of office of the presidency.
This has prompted the president’s critics to lambast him for continuing to not accept the results of a fair and lawful election, suggesting that he’s even been laughed out of the Supreme Court with dozens of frivolous lawsuits. In the runup to the election, Trump’s team lost upwards of 50 challenges to the election results and the way votes were tabulated.
Philadelphia federal appellate Judge Stephanos Bibas wrote during his rebuke of one such challenge: “Free, fair elections are the lifeblood of our democracy. Charges of unfairness are serious. But calling an election unfair does not make it so. Charges require specific allegations and then proof. We have neither here…Voters, not lawyers, choose the president. Ballots, not briefs, decide elections.”
The presumption is that Trump knows he lost the election — but refuses to admit it because there are still legal avenues that could produce results. But the courts aren’t having any of it.
A similar response from the Arizona Supreme Court said Trump’s supporters failed “to present any evidence of ‘misconduct,’ ‘illegal votes’ or that the Biden electors ‘did not in fact receive the highest number of votes for office,’ let alone establish any degree of fraud of a sufficient error rate that would undermine the certainty of the election results.”
A Texas lawsuit was similarly called crazy. Stephen I. Vladeck at the University of Texas tweeted: “It looks like we have a new leader in the ‘craziest lawsuit filed to purportedly challenge the election’ category.”