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Supreme Court Rejects Gohmert Bid to Reverse Trump’s Defeat

  • Top court acts hours after Congress formalizes Biden’s victory
  • Justices reject Republican congressman in one-sentence order
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington.
Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg
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The U.S. Supreme Court denied a day-old bid by a Republican congressman to reverse President Donald Trump’s election defeat.

In a one-sentence order Thursday, the justices rejected Representative Louie Gohmert’s request to block Vice President Mike Pence from invoking the law that governed the congressional-vote counting session. The court acted even though the case was seemingly moot after Congress ratified Joe Biden’s victory win early Thursday in a session interrupted the previous day by rioters.