Statement by AG Racine on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Rejection of the Baseless Republican AG Effort to Invalidate the 2020 Election Results

AG Racine Praises Supreme Court Justices for Their Commitment to the Rule of Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued the following statement after receiving news that the United States Supreme Court denied Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s request to invalidate the results of the election in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

“When our coalition of 23 Attorneys General submitted our brief to the Supreme Court opposing the Texas lawsuit, we had no doubt where the Court would ultimately stand.

“State and federal judges throughout the country, appointed by both Democrats and Republicans—including by President Donald Trump—have soundly rejected the unmeritorious attempts by this president and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

“So, too, has the Supreme Court in earlier suits. And we were fully confident that it would do so once again.

“Tonight, the highest court in the land has soundly rejected AG Paxton’s frivolous lawsuit, and resisted Donald Trump’s unprecedented, coercive pressure. In so doing, the Court has affirmed the principles upon which the greatest democracy in the history of the world was founded. We applaud the justices’ commitment to the rule of law, to the democratic process, and to our Constitution.

“I also want to personally thank Solicitor General Loren L. AliKhan, Principal Deputy Solicitor General Caroline S. Van Zile, and the rest of their incredibly talented team for their heroic and tireless work to protect our democracy.

“There is no doubt: The people have spoken. It is now time to bind the wounds we have suffered over the last four years and heal.”