Trump believes US Supreme Court ‘chickened out’ amid elections lawsuit

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“The fact that the Supreme Court wouldn’t find standing in an original jurisdiction matter between multiple states, and including the President of the States, is absurd”, he wrote

WASHINGTON, December 14. /TASS/. The members of the Supreme Court were frightened and did not make a decision on the lawsuit of the state of Texas to review the results of the elections held on November 3 in the country, US President Donald Trump wrote on Sunday on Twitter.

“The fact that the Supreme Court wouldn’t find standing in an original jurisdiction matter between multiple states, and including the President of the States, is absurd. It is enumerated in the Constitution. They just “chickened out” and didn’t want to rule on the merits of the case. So bad for our Country!” he wrote.

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With the safe harbor deadline of December 8 passing, when all states and the District of Columbia had to certify their vote counts and wrap up state-level disputes, members of the US Electoral College will assemble to cast their votes for the President and Vice President on December 14. Based on the current numbers, Democrat Joe Biden is poised to win 306 out of 538 electoral votes and should become the 46th president of the United States.

Nevertheless, Donald Trump, the incumbent president has not conceded and has put up a relentless fight to challenge the results, filing a multitude of lawsuits claiming irregularities and voter fraud in a number of key states. Trump’s legal battles have failed to gain any ground, being rejected in state courts, as well as by the US Supreme Court. According to the latest figures, Biden garnered more than 81.2 mln popular votes, while Trump gained 74.2 mln.

On November 3, just as in every presidential election, when Americans voters went to the polls they actually cast their ballots for a group of officials who make up the Electoral College. It is these electors who choose the President and Vice President of the United States. The deadline for the Electoral College vote is enshrined in federal law – the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December. The voting time varies in each state – from 9:00 to 15:00 local time.

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