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Supreme court rejects Trump-backed Texas lawsuit aiming to overturn election results

Court blocks baseless effort by Republicans to undo Joe Biden’s victory in four states

The US supreme court has unanimously rejected a baseless lawsuit filed by Texas seeking to overturn the presidential election result, dealing the biggest blow yet to Donald Trump’s assault on democracy.

In a brief, one page order, all nine justices on America’s highest court dismissed the longshot effort to throw out the vote counts in four states that the president lost: Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

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