"The State of Texas's motion for leave to file a bill of complaint is denied for lack of standing under Article III of the Constitution," the Supreme Court's order reads. "Texas has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another State conducts its elections. All other pending motions are dismissed as moot."
Texas accused the defendant states of using the pandemic as "the justification for ignoring state laws regarding absentee and mail-in voting."
"[Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin] have not only tainted the integrity of their own citizens' vote, but their actions have also debased the votes of citizens in [Texas] and other States that remained loyal to the Constitution," Texas' lawsuit reads.
🔦 States meet on December 14 for the Electoral College exercise. The House and Senate will hold a joint session on January 6 to count the electoral votes and certify the 2020 election winner.