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Supreme Court Dismisses Slew of 2020 Presidential Election Lawsuits

The Supreme Court threw out a series of legal challenges Feb. 22 to election processes and election results in several states left over from the recent presidential election cycle.

The high court did not explain why it refused to hear the cases, but three justices dissented from the decision not to hear one of the cases.

On Jan. 11, with Inauguration Day just over a week away, the high court denied requests from the litigants –then-President Donald Trump, Republicans, and Trump supporters— to expedite several of the lawsuits, which concerned the presidential elections held in the battleground states of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The court, as is its custom, did not explain why it dismissed the emergency applications seeking to fast-track the lawsuits.

President Joe Biden, a Democrat, was inaugurated on Jan. 20, alongside Vice President Kamala Harris after Congress voted Jan. 7 to reject objections by senators and representatives challenging Electoral College votes from disputed states won narrowly by Biden. That vote took place after a breach of the United States Capitol by hundreds of protesters delayed the certification process for hours.

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