U.S. President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to carry on his fight to upend President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in last month’s nationwide election in a new Supreme Court case after the high court rejected an attempt to overturn Biden’s key win in the eastern battleground state of Pennsylvania.
The Supreme Court, in a brief order Tuesday, rejected a request by Pennsylvania Republicans to overturn Biden’s 81,000-vote victory in the state, the first time the country’s top court had weighed in on the election. But the ruling was the latest of dozens of lawsuit losses across the country for Trump and his campaign as he tries to stay in office for another four-year term.
The flurry of court battles comes as the country’s Electoral College, which determines the winner in U.S. presidential elections, is set to vote Monday and likely confirm Biden’s 306-232 vote advantage. It is the same edge Trump had in the 2016 election, when he declared he won in a “landslide” victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
After Congress reviews and certifies the Electoral College outcome on January 6, Biden is set to be inaugurated two weeks later, at noon January 20 on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
Trump said he would intervene in a new suit filed in the Supreme Court by conservative Texas state Attorney General Ken Paxton seeking to overturn Biden victories in Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Seventeen other states, all of which voted for Trump, also expressed support for Paxton’s lawsuit in a court filing on Wednesday.