On December 6, US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito asked PA officials to file their briefs by this morning in advance of the “safe harbor” deadline for states to choose their electors before the Dec. 14 meeting of the Electoral College.
Epoch Times reports – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito asked officials in Pennsylvania to file briefs by the morning of Dec. 8 in response to an emergency injunction petition filed by Republicans seeking to invalidate or rescind the results of the Nov. 3 presidential election in the Keystone State. Alito initially called for response arguments by Dec. 9 before moving the due date earlier by a day.
The new deadline signals that the Supreme Court intends to rule on the request for the injunction before the safe harbor deadline runs out.
The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on Nov. 25 ordered state officials to not take any steps to perfect the certification of the election, pending a resolution to the Republican lawsuit. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court overrode the injunction three days later, leading the plaintiffs to appeal to the nation’s highest court.
With the Supreme Court petition pending, the Republicans asked the state’s Supreme Court to stay its own decision. The court rejected the request.
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U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly’s lawsuit argued that the Pennsylvania General Assembly illegally enacted Act 77, a measure that vastly expanded mail-in voting statewide. The act overrode provisions regarding limits to absentee voting outlined in the Pennsylvania Constitution, a change that requires going through the lengthy process of enacting a constitutional amendment, which includes approvals by two consecutive legislatures followed by a successful statewide referendum.
“Beginning with the Military Absentee Ballot Act of 1839, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court consistently rejected all attempts to expand absentee voting by statute—uniformly holding that a constitutional amendment is required to expand absentee voting beyond the categories provided in the Pennsylvania Constitution,” the Supreme Court petition states.
“Act 77 is the Commonwealth’s latest attempt to override through legislation the protective limitations on absentee voting contained in the Pennsylvania Constitution, as interpreted by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court over the last 158 years.”
Yesterday afternoon, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made an offer to the White House to argue the PA case of the unconstitutionality of mail-in-voting in PA before the US Supreme Court. “If the Court takes the appeal, and stand ready to present the oral argument.”
If #SCOTUS grants cert in the PA election case, I have told the petitioners I will stand ready to present the oral argument.
Full statement below… pic.twitter.com/EnHxjqGR5K
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 7, 2020
Last night, a fiery exchange between Fox Business News host Lou Dobbs and Stephen Miller, one of President Trump’s most trusted legal advisors, broke out over elected Republicans who have abandoned President Trump in his fight to expose massive voter fraud in America.
Dobbs directly challenged Miller on the White House’s silence on Senator Ted Cruz’s offer to take this fight to the US Supreme Court. “Where the hell are the Republicans?” Dobbs asked. “Why don’t you guys [White House advisors] jump and salute Ted Cruz and say, ‘Yes, we want you on the team, now!’?” Dobbs asked, adding, “We are watching its blood drain into the streets because they’re gutless!”
Yesterday, Senator Ted Cruz tweeted that he and 10 of his fellow Republican Senators submitted an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court.
Senator Cruz explained, “In our brief, we present our argument in defense of laws that combat election fraud & expressed our support for the petitioners in the case of Brnovich v. DNC.”
Today I was joined by 10 of my Senate Republican colleagues in submitting an amicus brief to #SCOTUS. In our brief we present our argument in defense of laws that combat election fraud & expressed our support for the petitioners in the case of Brnovich v. DNC.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) December 7, 2020