SCOTUS denies hearing on 2020 election lawsuit against Biden, petitioner seeks reconsideration

The lawsuit names 388 federal government officials as respondents.

Published: January 9, 2023 11:16am

Updated: January 9, 2023 2:11pm

The Supreme Court announced Monday 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.

The lawsuit alleges the defendants 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 on whether or not to hear the case, releasing its decision Monday. Four of the nine justices must vote to hear a case for it to move forward.

"The Petition was denied," plaintiff Raland Brunson posted Monday on his Facebook account. "We will now make our next move. A petition for reconsideration. Hang in there everyone."

On Thursday, Brunson posted on Facebook regarding the court's Friday vote on his petition, "Now, don't think for a second that my brothers and I are not prepared for a denial," he wrote. "We've got plenty of chess pieces still at play and we still have our queen."

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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