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Supreme Court Could Act At Any Time In Texas Case

Today, Texas filed its reply brief in the election challenge case, which means the briefing is complete and the Supreme Court can act at any time.

The justices could issue an order saying that they refuse to hear the case, agree to hear the case, or rule in favor of Texas.

Read brief here.

About the Supreme Court Case:

Texas made the claim that the presidential election held in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Michigan all violated election laws by doing away with security measures therefore causing skewed results in favor of candidate Joe Biden.  The suit is asking for the voting results in the battleground states to be thrown out because of the change in voting procedures that allowed expanded mail-in voting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the United States Constitution, the legislature of each state has absolute authority for how presidential electors are chosen.  The Texas lawsuit claims the odds of Biden overcoming Trump’s lead and winning any of the states was one in a quadrillion.

“The probability of former Vice President Biden winning the popular vote in the four Defendant States — Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — independently given President Trump’s early lead in those States as of 3 a.m. on November 4, 2020, is less than one in a quadrillion, or 1 in 1,000,000,000,000,000,” it reads at one point. “For former Vice President Biden to win these four States collectively, the odds of that event happening decrease to less than one in a quadrillion to the fourth power.”

“The same less than one in a quadrillion statistical improbability of Mr. Biden winning the popular vote in the four Defendant States — Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — independently exists when Mr. Biden’s performance in each of those Defendant States is compared to former Secretary of State Hilary [sic] Clinton’s performance in the 2016 general election and President Trump’s performance in the 2016 and 2020 general elections,” it reads. “Again, the statistical improbability of Mr. Biden winning the popular vote in these four States collectively is 1 in 1,000,000,000,000,000.”