The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday tossed out the Texas lawsuit that had become a vehicle for Republicans across the country to contest President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
In a few brief sentences, the high court said it would not consider the case for procedural reasons, because Texas lacked standing to bring it.
“Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections,” the court wrote in an unsigned ruling Friday evening.
With Electoral College deadlines rapidly approaching, the ruling likely ends President Donald Trump’s bid to overturn the election results through the courts. …
Legal experts warned that if Texas succeeded, the case would set a dangerous precedent of allowing states to intervene in one another’s affairs — and allowing courts to overturn settled, certified election results.
All the institutions failed. The election machinery, the courts, and the state legislatures have allowed widespread and probably decisive fraud to determine the vote count. In addition, the media failed by hiding the Hunter Biden story (according to polls, if it had been known many would not have voted for Biden) and four years of incredible bias. And more, big tech failed by wildly tilting the public square (for example, the bias in Google’s search results are estimated by an academic to be worth 15 million votes).
And that’s how a center-right country “elects” an activist left President.
Cheats prospered. An untold number of illegal votes delivered Biden the presidency. The legal cases floundered on the simple logical point that although they could easily prove substantial illegal voting, they could not prove that the illegal votes favored Biden (as if, but proof is a different matter). Once the illegal votes were cast they were mixed in with the legal ones, and the die was cast. Plausible deniability all the way down.
Consider the pressures on the SCOTUS. The media and the Democrats have created the political environment where they will — must! — dismiss any case that helps Trump.
Imagine if the D and R roles were reversed, that authoritarian Trump had just stolen the election with widespread and provable fraud in the swing states, and maybe some vote counting software switcheroos. The Supreme Court would feel all in favor of righting the wrongs, and would order drastic remedies. They would be heroes of the chattering class, and all the media would love them!
But look at the actual political environment. If the Supreme Court were to rule in any way that might lead to a Trump victory, then there would be rioting, a huge media uproar, and widespread and vicious condemnation of the Court by the chattering class. On the other hand, if the Supreme Court dismisses Trump’s complaints then there is no rioting and everyone stays nice. Sooo much easier to dismiss Trump’s righteous complaints without ever hearing their substance.
Where does a patriot or a supporter of western civilization go to from here?
The Republicans are likely to win one or both of the Georgia runoff votes on January 5, so the Senate will stay Republican. Thus, the radical parts of the Democrat’s agenda that require legislation will not happen. But that still leaves a lot President Biden/Harris and the administrative state can do — such as welcome lots of new legal voters.
Additionally, the Republicans made modest gains in every category of voting in November except the presidency. They will control redistricting, which might dint future Democrat electoral success. The Republicans are also likely to retake the House in 2022.
UPDATE: Giuliani Says Trump Team ‘Not Finished’ After Supreme Court Defeat. By Pam Key.
Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, said Friday on Newsmax TV’s “Stinchfield” that the president’s legal team will continue filing lawsuits even after the Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit by Texas, which was backed by 17 other states and 126 House Republicans, to overturn the election results in four swing states.
Giuliani said, “The case wasn’t rejected on the merits, the case was rejected on standing. So the answer to that is to bring the case now to the district court by the president, by some of the electors, alleging some of the same facts where there would be standing and therefore get a hearing.”
Republicans must present a united front in demanding elections on paper ballots, only voting in-person at a voting place (perhaps with very limited exceptions), and hand counting with scrutineers from both parties watching every ballot at every stage.
Democrats will offer vague reasons for rejecting this, but we all know why. In Venezuela after Chavez’s great cheating victory in 2004, the Venezuelan opposition had to boycott the next elections to make the point they were serious. If one side is going to win anyway by cheating, the least you can do is deny them any pretense of legitimacy.
There won’t be healing until elections are fair.