- Days after the US elections, Joe Biden's victory in Pennsylvania has again been upheld by the Supreme Court
- A Republican congressman, Mike Kelly, had filed a suit to the apex court
- The suit challenged the mail-in votes used during the presidential election
The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday, December 8, voided a suit filed by a Republican congressman, Mike Kelly, to cancel Joe Biden's victory in Pennsylvania during the presidential election.
Kelly's application challenged the state's law which approved no-excuse absentee voting and insisted that the expansion of mail-in voting was outrightly unconstitutional, The Guardian reports.
Apart from the apex judicial body, many other US courts had ruled against the suit on the ground that it was dead on arrival because Kelly waited till 2020 when the law (enacted in 2019) was already in place.
This is one of the many litigations that came before, during, and even after the presidential poll. Many observers believe that in keeping with its usual custom, the court did not offer an elaborate explanation for its judgement.
Earlier, Biden was declared the winner of the state by 80,000 votes, having secured more mail-in votes than President Trump. He also polled 270 electoral votes needed to win the race.
The election which took place on Tuesday, November 3, recorded an enormous amount of votes.
Many local media houses felt that Biden's victory in the state was the key to the election, meaning he had secured the necessary electoral votes.
However, at the time, the election was not over and there was to be months ahead before the decision was official due to recounts and challenges to the voting process. The official results would only be revealed on December 14 barring any further delays.
The Trump camp has not accepted defeat and Donald Trump has claimed massive voter fraud but has not been able to supply any evidence to support these claims.
This election saw the highest voter turnout since the 1990s, with both Biden and Trump winning more votes than any president in the history of the country.
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