- The Washington Times - Monday, January 11, 2021

The Supreme Court announced Monday it would not expedite a group of election challenges.

The move is yet another legal blow to President Trump who has pushed to overturn the 2020 results through the courts.

The president has cases pending before the justices against Wisconsin and Pennsylvania officials, and pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood also has litigation pending against the Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

The lawsuits have asked the justices to take up the challenges, and halt further certification of the November election.

But by not expediting the cases, it’s likely the issue will become moot and dismissed by the high court once President-elect Joseph R. Biden takes office next week.

Eight lawsuits, three of which were brought by the president while the others were launched by his allies from a number of swing states, were all denied expedited review.

Pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell led one of the legal battles against Georgia officials, stemming from her allegations of software manipulation of ballots during the 2020 contest.

The cases seek to overturn election results in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona and Wisconsin. 

State election officials from all five states have repeatedly denied claims of widespread election fraud.

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