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Former US President Trump criticizes country’s SC for not supporting him

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Tanvi Sinha

In his first major speech since losing the US presidential elections, Former United States President, Donald Trump, claims that the election was rigged and that the Supreme Court lacked the courage to dispute the results. 

Trump told the attendees of the Conservative Political Action Conference 2021 that started on Thursday last week, that the election process was worse than third world countries.

He also spoke out of how there were last-minute changes in the election rules, rewritten by local politicians and judges, referring to the contention of his court cases- the mail-in ballots.

He hinted of plans to return to the White House as he was quoted sayingActually, as you know they just lost the White House, but it’s one of those – but who knows, who knows, I may even decide to beat them for a third time, okay?

Last week the Supreme Court in the United States had formally put a stop to all election-related issues. 

The nine Supreme Court judges gave a majority judgement of where they dismissed appeals by the Republican Party of Pennsylvania and upheld Pennsylvania’s top court’s decision to uphold the validity of the Mail-in ballots. 

Of the nine members of the court’s six conservative justices- Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch dissented from the dismissal with Thomas stating that the top court should resolve whether non-legislators like election officials and courts have the power to set election rules.

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