As was to be expected, the highest court in the country refused to touch the last of the few remaining legal challenges to the 2020 presidential election, despite the fact that the future of America’s election integrity depended on it.

It’s shocking and deeply troubling that the U.S. Supreme Court is more interested in protecting a political party—or perhaps its own reputation—than in serving justice on an issue as dangerous to the American government as potentially fraudulent state elections.

There is no issue of greater importance than election integrity, as it is our free and fair elections that differentiate America from the rest of the world. And the Supreme Court not only failed but outright refused to address it.

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected former President Trump’s last election fraud case pertaining to Wisconsin election procedures. The case questioned the use of ballot drop boxes as well as the legitimacy of thousands of mail-in ballots counted in Wisconsin’s state election.

Trump’s appeal was one of three legal challenges the former president brought to the Justices. Two others pertaining to another Wisconsin election challenge and voting methods in Pennsylvania were rejected late last month.

Not one of Trump’s election challenges saw a single day in court.

The Supreme Court has not yet issued a statement on their latest rejection of Trump’s appeal, however, in February, Justice Clarence Thomas slammed the decision to reject Trump’s other two election-related cases.

Thomas wrote in his previous dissent, “These cases provide us with an ideal opportunity to address just what authority non-legislative officials have to set election rules, and to do so well before the next election cycle.”

“The refusal to do so is inexplicable,” he added.

By not taking the opportunity to hear the cases now, Thomas argues we are missing a critical opportunity to clarify the rules for future elections.

The thousands upon thousands of examples of voter fraud that occurred in the 2020 presidential election is shocking by itself – let alone what we would learn later that judges of all levels, from state to federal, would ignore evidence and reject cases.

Last year’s events were shocking but now it’s up to individual states to clarify their own election laws to curb future voter fraud and contested elections.