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Supreme Court rejects last-minute election plea


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Supreme Court rejects last-minute election plea

The nation’s highest court told Texas it did not have legal standing to challenge election procedures in four states where Joe Biden got more votes than President Donald Trump. At least 18 other states supported the lawsuit claiming Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin made unconstitutional changes to voting procedures that undermined the integrity of the presidential election. “Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another state conducts its elections,” the justices stated in a brief order issued late Friday afternoon.

Did they say anything else? Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas said they would have accepted Texas’ filing of the suit as a matter under the court’s original jurisdiction but would “not grant other relief.” The petition asked the justices to block the four defendant states from participating in Monday’s Electoral College vote, which could have interrupted and possibly blocked Biden’s path to the White House. The vote is scheduled to take place Monday, with Biden expected to win 306 electors to Trump’s 232.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kan.

@lmlangdon

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not silent

For Old Mike, I am trying to "chill" also; and it has helped to draw encouragement from Scripture (I.e., it reminds me that God is in control): 

Psalm 37:5  "Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will act."

Psalm 37:7-8 "Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!  Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!  Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil." 

Psalm 40:4 "Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!"

Psalm 42:5 "Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me?  Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God."

HANNAH.

Ali Alexander - a Christian and national organizer of "Stop the Steal" - explains the movement (which will gather in Washington, D.C., and across U.S. state capitols on Saturday, December 11). He is convinced that "there’s an accountability tidal wave coming" regarding election integrity. (Video starts at about 2:50)

Video: ‘There’s An Accountability Tidal Wave Coming’—Ali Alexander, National Organizer of ‘Stop the Steal’ (theepochtimes.com)