(TargetLiberty.org) – On Monday, the Supreme Court controversially refused to review two cases related to November’s presidential election – but the decision wasn’t unanimous. Three conservative justices dissented, and one of them made sure the country knows exactly why.
In a February 22 decision, the Supreme Court voted 6-3 to reject reviews of two Pennsylvania cases dating from last year’s election. The cases related to state court rulings that extended the deadline for mail-in voting during the 2020 election. They ruled that mail-in votes be counted if they arrived up to three days after the voting deadline. The ruling was a major factor in the chaos that affected Pennsylvania’s vote count – but the Supreme Court doesn’t want to hear about it.
Justice Thomas gets it right on the SCOTUS refusal to hear the PA election case.
If state officials exceeded their authority in making changes to the election laws (and they did):
"We need to put an end to this practice now before the consequences become catastrophic." pic.twitter.com/dRzUk6A9uL
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) February 22, 2021
Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorusch and Samuel Alito disagree. They think the cases should have been heard, and Clarence pulled no punches explaining why. In his written opinion, he reminded the court that the authority to set election rules belongs to state legislatures, not judges, and added, “These cases provide us with an ideal opportunity to address just what authority non legislative officials have… The refusal to do so is inexplicable.”
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