The United States Presidential Election was held on the 3rd November 2020 with Joe Biden emerging with the highest electoral vote count. Nevertheless, the Incumbent President Donald Trump have insisted through legal suites that some of the votes were false and he demanded proper investigations in some states where he felt he should win.
The Battle for who will be the next president of the United States of America haven’t been over yet as the Incumbent President has not gave up on his charges against illegal votes. The supposed incoming president, Joe Biden has been certified to come into the White House next year January 2021, but with the way things are going in the supreme Court the results can be otherwise.
It is important to note that President Donald Trump might not get a shot at the supreme court just yet, but has the supreme court ever nullified results in a presidential election in the United States? The answer is Capital YES.
In the year 2000, Texas Governor George W. Bush was the candidate for the Republican party while sitting vice president Al Gore was nominated for the Democratic party; After the October 7, 2000 Election, George Bush had a total of 246 electoral votes while AI Gore had 255 votes. There was a closeness in the results in New Mexico, Florida and Oregon, Gore would go on to win New Mexico and Oregon in the next few days taking his total electoral votes to 267 but he needed 270 to win.
What this meant was that the winner of Florida (25 electoral votes) would become the next president of the United States of America. After the first count, Bush led by 1784 votes warranting an automatic recount in accordance with Florida state laws.
After various Machine and Manual counts in the next few days, the Florida supreme court ordered another recount. But Bush’s legal team tabled their concern in the US supreme court. The court ultimately stopped the recount which means that Bush ultimately wins the election with a small margin of just 537 out of 6 Million votes.
I am not saying that this event will repeat itself but the way things are going in the white House, the Incumbent President Donald Trump still stand a great chance to continue a second term come January 2021.