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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:46 AM

Supreme Court won't take up challenge to Pennsylvania presidential election results

Source: Washington Post

The Supreme Court on Monday turned away Republican challenges to the presidential elections results in Pennsylvania, refusing to take up a months-long dispute over extending the deadline in that state for receiving mail-in ballots. Even the three justices who would have granted the case -- Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Neil M. Gorsuch -- acknowledged that the number of ballots received after Election Day would not have been enough to threaten President Biden's victory margin over former president Donald Trump.

But they said it raised important issues about the role of state courts and authorities to alter voting procedures set by the legislature."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."

But it takes the votes of four justices to accept a case for review. Although changing election rules because of the pandemic has been a theme of Republican challenges in the wake of Trump's defeat, the rest of the conservative majority was silent. Neither Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. nor two of the three justices nominated by Trump signed on to dissents from Thomas and Alito. Besides Gorsuch, Trump chose Justices Brett M. Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.

The Supreme Court has uniformly rejected challenges to the election results. On Dec. 11, it dismissed a bid by Trump and the state of Texas to overturn the results in those four battleground states won by Biden, blocking the president's legal path to reverse his reelection loss. The court's unsigned order was short, and it denied Texas's request to sue the states over how they conducted their elections. Texas has not shown it has a legal interest "in the manner in which another state conducts its elections," the order said. It dismissed all pending motions about the case.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-wont-take-up-challenge-to-pennsylvania-presidential-election-results/2021/02/22/7dd3e8ac-7520-11eb-8115-9ad5e9c02117_story.html



Finally!




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Marc E. Elias
@marceelias
🚨
NEW: Supreme Court ends the frivolous lawsuit filed by Pennsylvania GOP Congressman Mike Kelly that sought to block certification of the 2020 elections--including his own.
🚨ALERT: SCOTUS DENIES PA REPUBLICAN
SCOTUS denies Republican request to review decision of 2020 election results in Pennsylvania.
democracydocket.com
10:37 AM Feb 22, 2021

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Reply Supreme Court won't take up challenge to Pennsylvania presidential election results (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Feb 22 OP
Butterflylady Feb 22 #1
BumRushDaShow Feb 22 #2
DeminPennswoods Feb 22 #4
BumRushDaShow Feb 22 #6
DeminPennswoods Feb 22 #7
brooklynite Feb 22 #3
bucolic_frolic Feb 22 #5
mahatmakanejeeves Feb 22 #8
BumRushDaShow Feb 22 #9

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:51 AM

1. So the a- holes from PA are still trying to upset the applecart

Why does that not surprise me.

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Response to Butterflylady (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:53 AM

2. I think this was the last minute case they filed awhile ago

and the SCOTUS decided to look at it but didn't rule on it until months later.

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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 11:36 AM

4. Yes, that's correct

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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 11:54 AM

6. The expedited review had been rejected but he was able to get a regular review




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Marc E. Elias
@marceelias
🚨
BREAKING: Republican Congressman Mike Kelly has filed a new frivolous lawsuit in Pennsylvania seeking to block the state from certifying the election results and having the state legislature choose electors.

This is absolutely shameful.
🚨ALERT: SCOTUS DENIES PA REPUBLICAN
SCOTUS denies Republican request to review decision of 2020 election results in Pennsylvania.
democracydocket.com

2:54 PM Nov 21, 2020




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Marc E. Elias
@marceelias
🚨
NEW: Congressman Mike Kelly continues his frivolous lawsuit by asking the US Supreme Court to block certification of the 2020 general election--including his own election--which has already been completed.
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🚨ALERT: SCOTUS DENIES PA REPUBLICAN
SCOTUS denies Republican request to review decision of 2020 election results in Pennsylvania.
democracydocket.com
1:47 PM Dec 1, 2020




And now here we are although Alito's remarks about State Courts interpreting state law was a bit provocative considering the other side could argue the same with GOP-majority State courts.

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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:02 PM

7. It's hilarious SCOTUS strung Kelly along

for months.
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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 11:47 AM

5. Good decision. How would you set election rules for 50 states based on one state?

I think we're stuck with piecemeal election law, and that's not a bad thing. It's a dispersal of power. it's flexible. It recognizes differences in geography, climate, state history, even party control. Uniformity could be a bull's eye to a fascist. This is what we have and know. It's not all bad.

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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:02 PM

8. None of the examples Justice Thomas cites to support the point that mail-in voting is prone ...

None of the examples Justice Thomas cites to support the point that mail-in voting is prone to fraud are from the latest presidential election.

He only cites a newspaper article from 2012, a case from 1994, and absentee ballot fraud by Republicans in a 2018 congressional race.


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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:28 PM

9. From our Lt. Gov. John Fetterman on that issue




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John Fetterman
@JohnFetterman

Feb 22, 2021
Sure, they went 1-68 in court.

But the former President *did* secure 100% of the the dead relative vote here in Pennsylvania.
Supreme Court turns away Pennsylvania election-related disputes
Among the cases spurned by the Supreme Court was a challenge to Pennsylvania's extended deadline for mail-in ballots.
cbsnews.com

John Fetterman
@JohnFetterman
For old times sake:
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Forty Fort man applied for a ballot for his deceased mother, detectives allege
A Forty Fort man forged the name and signature of his deceased mother on an application for an absentee ballot, prosecutors allege.
citizensvoice.com
2:37 PM Feb 22, 2021 from Braddock, PA


He's STILL trying to collect from the Lt. Gov. of Texas and hasn't let up on TX!




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John Fetterman
@JohnFetterman

Nov 10, 2020
Hey, Governor Patrick- its your counterpart in Pennsylvania.

Id like to collect your handsome reward for reporting voter fraud.

I got a dude in Forty Fort, PA who tried to have his dead mom vote for Trump.

Id like mine in Sheetz gift cards pls.

ps. The Cowboys blow.

Chuck Lindell
@chucklindell
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, one of the biggest Trump boosters in Texas, says he'll pay up $1 million to encourage and reward those who report voter fraud. If info leads to arrest/ conviction for voter fraud. expect at least $25,000, he says.
John Fetterman
@JohnFetterman
One MILLION Dollars!!!!!
Man arrested for voter fraud in Luzerne County
Police say he tried to apply for an absentee ballot for his dead mother.
wnep.com
6:50 PM Nov 10, 2020 from Braddock, PA





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John Fetterman
@JohnFetterman
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Texas Tribune
@TexasTribune
.@GregAbbott_TX makes "election integrity" an emergency item this #txlege session.

There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election, despite what some Republicans have claimed.

https://bit.ly/3tddf3n

Video via @KXAN_News.
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8:44 PM Feb 1, 2021 from Braddock, PA


He even has merchandise about his "Dude in Forty Fort" -





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