Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court handed down a lower court order that prevented the state from vying dozens of races in its November 3 election vote.
The State Supreme Court unanimously overturned the three-day order, saying the underlying lawsuit was filed months after the deadline set by Pennsylvania’s extensive annual postal voting law had passed. .
“It has not been alleged that a single postal vote was fraudulently cast or counted,” Judge David Wecht wrote in a unanimous opinion.
State Attorney General Josh Shapiro called the court’s decision “another victory for democracy”.
The one-week lawsuit, led by Republican Republican Representative Mike Kelly in northwestern Pennsylvania, challenged the state’s postal voting law as unconstitutional.
As a medicine, Kelly and other Republican plaintiffs sought to discard 2.5 million postal ballots submitted by law — mostly Democrats — or cancel election results and direct the Republican-controlled legislation of the state to elect Pennsylvania’s presidential voters.
In any case, this request – for state lawmakers to elect Pennsylvania’s presidential voters – is flying before a nearly century-old state law that already gives electoral power in a state referendum, Wecht wrote.
While two Supreme Court Republicans have joined the five Democrats to oppose these remedies, separating from the Democrats, they argue that it is worth considering the allegations underlying the lawsuit – that the state’s postal voting law could violate the constitution.
Commonwealth Court Judge Patricia McCullough, who was elected Republican in 2009, issued an order on Wednesday to stop certifying the remaining races, including the apparently congressional race.
This did not appear to affect the presidential race, as a day earlier, Prime Minister Tom Wolf, a Democratic government, had certified Bident as the winner of the Pennsylvania presidential election.
Wolf quickly appealed McCullough’s decision to the state Supreme Court, saying there was no “conceivable justification” for it.
The dismissal of the lawsuit follows Republicans who have lost a multitude of legal challenges filed by the Trump campaign and its GOP allies to state and federal courts in Pennsylvania.
On Friday, the Philadelphia Federal Court of Appeals firmly rejected the Trump campaign’s latest efforts to challenge the state’s election results.
In that lawsuit, Trump’s campaign complained that his observers could not inspect the postcards as they were processed in two democratic bastions, Philadelphia and Allegheny County, home to Pittsburgh.
Trump’s attorneys have vowed to go to the Supreme Court despite the judges ruling that “the campaign’s allegations have no merit”.
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