SCOTUS decision allows a lot of people to do anything on Election Day

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The Supreme Court of the United States came down with a decision on the election fraud cases today. They ruled against Republicans.

Basically, almost any official or not can do anything on Election Day.

The Court ended the challenges to election fraud cases today. The challenge to the extension of Pennsylvania’s deadline to receive mail-in ballots was denied.

The justices turned away appeals by the Republican Party of Pennsylvania and Republican members of the state legislature of a ruling by Pennsylvania’s top court ordering officials to count mail-in ballots that were postmarked by Election Day and received up to three days later.

Three of the nine-member court’s six conservative justices – Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch – dissented from the decision not to hear the Pennsylvania case.

The high court, as expected, also rejected two Trump appeals challenging Biden’s victories in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin based on claims that the rules for mail-in ballots in the two election battleground states were invalid. The court also turned away separate cases brought by Trump allies in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, and Arizona – all states won by Biden.

The case brought by Pennsylvania Republicans concerned 9,428 ballots out of 6.9 million cast in the state.

In his dissent, Thomas said the Supreme Court should resolve whether non-legislators, including elections officials and courts, have any power to set election rules. Thomas said it was fortunate that the state high court’s ruling did not involve enough ballots to affect the election’s outcome.

“But we may not be so lucky in the future,” Thomas wrote.

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“The Constitution gives to each state legislature authority to determine the ‘Manner’ of federal elections. Art. § 4, cl. 1; Art. II, § 1, cl 2. Yet both before and after the 2020 election, nonlegislative officials in various States took it upon themselves to set the rules instead. As a result, we received an unusually high number of petitions and emergency applications contesting those changes. The petitions here present a clear example,” wrote Thomas.

“The Pennsylvania Legislature established an unambiguous deadline for receiving mail-in ballots: 8 p.m. on election day,” Thomas continued. “Dissatisfied, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court extended that deadline by three days. The court also ordered officials to count ballots received by the new deadline even if there was no evidence–such as a postmark–that the ballots were mailed by election day.”

“That decision to rewrite the rules seems to have affected too few ballots to change the outcome of any federal election,” he added. “But that may not be the case in the future. These cases provide us with an ideal opportunity to address just what authority nonlegislative officials have to set election rules and to do so well before the next election cycle. The refusal to do so is inexplicable.”

“We failed to settle this dispute before the election, and thus provide clear rules. Now we again fail to provide clear rules for future elections,” Thomas wrote in his dissent. “The decision to leave election law hidden beneath a shroud of doubt is baffling. By doing nothing, we invite further confusion and erosion of voter confidence. Our fellow citizens deserve better and expect more of us.”

Alito filed a separate dissent, which was joined by Gorsuch.

“A decision in these cases would not have any implications regarding the 2020 election,” Alito wrote. “But a decision would provide invaluable guidance for future elections.”

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11 COMMENTS

  1. So how are those “Federalist Society” judges working out now, “for the people”. Robert Barnes has been doing a great job in uncovering who are these types of judges. People swarmed around Barrett only because of “theater” without pursuing much in regards to substance. The only reasonable and consistent Justice has been Thomas, which oddly enough has the least wealth. And Gorsuch is about as duplicitous as they come with his dissent here.

  2. SCOTUS has spoken and confirmed the Rule of Law is dead in the USA. Will we now endure the Rule of Terror? I think we don’t have long to wait as the ChiCom agents securely in their White House nests continue the destruction of the Republic an anyone who opposes them.

    • YEP, NO Communists, fellow-travellers or their aiders and abetters will be allowed to vote in any election in the USA from this date forward. I would add those who refuse the pledge of allegiance, are not Christians of Jews in good standing, support abortion, and donot own a gun, Good decision SCOTUS. We now know we make up our own election laws.

  3. What if they don’t intend for there to be any more elections in the future?
    I do like the dissent from Thomas, historians will look on this favorably one day.
    Delegitimizing always comes with consequences and the “elites” will rue the day that they went a bridge too far with the Big Steal.

  4. The SCOTUS got burned in the 2000 election and is gun shy about anything to do with Elections and Election Fraud. The Court is hiding behind the Constitution trying to make the States deal with the issue. People need to start paying attention and realize that powerful people have taken control of their Government and unless they start putting Patriotic Statesman in office, we will become a Communist Government run by Despots. We already have the Depots, the Communist are at the Gates just waiting to be let in.

  5. SCOTUS yesterday buried the Rule of Law. It is as dead in the USA as John Brown’s body. Let me summarize this absurd ruling for you: Cases before votes are cast, or before votes are tallied, or before votes are certified, are always considered as not having standing.
    Cases after votes have been tallied or certified by some malignant vermin posing as officials are considered moot.
    I hope all my fellow U. S. Citizens now realize that the United States of America is not a democracy nor a republic. It is a state of slaves living on a plantation owned by our new ChiCom masters you are only allowed to vote for whomever they have chosen to win.
    So now let’s stop with the propaganda about the “Land of the Free” and start living the “Home of the Brave” by armed rebellion. Anything less is manifest consent to live as slaves to demons.

  6. I had read Pennsylvania sent out 1.8 million unsolicited ballots and 2.5 million unsolicited ballots were returned and counted. Seems to me that 700,000 questionable ballots are enough to sway an election. Then who knows how many illegal ballots were counted when election observers were illegally barred from the counting in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia. The whole thing stinks and even our courts are complicit.

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