SCOTUS again denies hearing 2020 election case alleging Biden, Harris, lawmakers ignored fraud

"2nd Petition denied. Moving on to plan C," petitioner Raland Brunson wrote.

Published: February 21, 2023 1:26pm

Updated: February 21, 2023 1:39pm

The Supreme Court announced Tuesday it will not hear a 2020 election lawsuit against former Vice President Mike Pence, President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, 291 House members and 94 senators, after a petition to reconsider was filed last month.

The lawsuit alleges the respondents violated their oaths of office by refusing to investigate evidence of fraud in the 2020 election before accepting the electoral votes on Jan. 6, 2021, allowing for Biden and Harris to be "fraudulently" inaugurated.

The court held a private conference Friday to vote to reconsider whether to hear the case, releasing its decision Tuesday. Four of the nine justices must vote to hear a case for it to move forward.

After the Supreme Court initially declined on Jan. 9 to hear the lawsuit filed by Raland J. Brunson. He filed a petition on Jan. 23 for reconsideration.

On Feb. 1, the court scheduled the private conference for reconsidering the petition Friday.

"2nd Petition denied," Brunson posted on his Facebook account Tuesday. "Moving on to plan C. I will say more about that within the next few days."

He explained that there are other strategies to pursue and his goal is to ensure "everyone in this nation will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the candidate of their choice will be bound by their oath to protect the rights and freedom of the people they represent."

In his petition for reconsideration, Brunson argued that there must be a penalty for violating oaths of office or else they are "not binding."

Brunson and his three brothers were all concerned about the 2020 election being rigged, according to their website, and Brunson worked with two of them to file his lawsuit. Brunson is representing himself, rather than hiring an attorney.

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