SCOTUS Dumps Final Trump Election Lawsuit

The challenges to Biden's victory are over
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2021 5:34 PM CST
Supreme Court Tosses Trump's Final Election Lawsuit
National Guard troops keep watch at the Supreme Court, early Thursday, March 4, 2021.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

More than four months after the election, former President Trump's legal challenges to President Biden's victory are finally over. On Monday, the Supreme Court, in a one-line order without comment, rejected the last outstanding lawsuit, a challenge to absentee ballots in Wisconsin, the Hill reports. No dissent was noted. The lawsuit argued that the expansion of mail-in voting in the state during the pandemic was unconstitutional. Lower courts had already ruled against Trump in the lawsuit, one of dozens of failed legal efforts to overturn Biden's victory. On Feb. 22, the court declined to hear a challenge to the Pennsylvania results and another Wisconsin election case. Trump didn't file the Wisconsin challenges until after the state certified its results, reports Reuters. (More Election 2020 stories.)

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