The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Saturday rejected an election challenge led by U.S. MP Mike Kelly, arguing that a law allowing an unexcused vote violates the state’s constitution.
Kelly, along with several other Pennsylvania Republicans, wanted to invalidate millions of mail items that could have handed over the key state won by President-elect Joe Biden to President Donald Trump.
According to the decision, “The petitioners sought to invalidate the ballot papers of millions of Pennsylvania voters who used postal voting procedures. Instead,” instruct the General Assembly to elect Pennsylvania voters. “
The Supreme Court ruled no in all respects, stating, “All other outstanding motions will be rejected as contentious.” He claimed the claim could have resulted in a “disenfranchisement” of millions of voters.
Kelly’s spokesperson did not respond immediately to the request for comment.
The state Supreme Court unanimously overturned the lower court order, which prevented state officials from doing anything further to carry out this week’s verification of election results.
The court criticized the plaintiffs for filing the lawsuit more than a year after universal postal voting took place in the state, stating that they did not have “due diligence.”
The lawsuit is one of more than 26 Trump-party election challenges rejected by courts in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia and others.
The president claimed his loss was the result of widespread fraud, but so far no court has agreed, including some courts run by Trump’s appointees.