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Donald Trump’s final election fraud lawsuit fails

The US Supreme Court has rejected a long-shot lawsuit by Texas and backed by President Donald Trump seeking to throw out voting results in four states, dealing him a crushing setback in his quest to undo his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden.

The justices in a brief order on Friday said Texas did not have legal standing to bring the case against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Together with a case from Pennsylvania, it was the second time this week that the conservative-majority court spurned the attempt to overturn the will of voters.

The Texas case was filed on Tuesday by the Republican attorney-general of the state, a Trump ally.

The Republican president on Wednesday filed a motion to intervene and become a plaintiff.

“Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognisable interest in the manner in which another state conducts its elections,” the court’s order said.

There was no immediate response from the White House or the Trump campaign.

A Biden spokesman said it was “no surprise” the high court rejected “baseless attempts” to deny Trump lost the election.

Some Republicans in Congress say “unconstitutional irregularities” cast doubt on US voting results. Credit: EPA

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