The Trump campaign asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Sunday to overturn three Pennsylvania Supreme Court choices that allowed more mail-in tallies in the state to be counted, which they state might affect adequate ballots to alter the state’s presidential election results, as the Trump project and GOP continue their quixotic effort to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the courts even after the Electoral College ratified his win last week.
The Trump project desires the Supreme Court to think about rulings worrying mail-in ballot rules like whether election observers can challenge tallies as they’re being counted and their access to the vote counting procedure, and whether mail-in ballots ought to be thrown away since of little issues like a missing out on address or date on the outer envelope.
The campaign argues that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court did not have the authority to enforce those rules, which liberally interpreted laws set by the GOP-majority Pennsylvania legislature, since Article II of the U.S. Constitution says governmental electors ought to be appointed “in such manner” as the state legislature directs, a legal argument that a Trump-appointed federal judge has currently shot down
Though the campaign notes that changing the ballot guidelines “contribute[s] more to the appearance of scams,” the case does not make any specific accusations or provide any evidence of citizen fraud.
Despite The Fact That Pennsylvania‘s electors have currently cast their votes for Biden, the campaign argues the case will not be moot and the results could change until Inauguration Day on Jan. 20, and threatened there will be “disturbance … if the unpredictability and unfairness shrouding this election are enabled to persist.”
Biden won 306 Electoral College votes, and would still be the winner of the presidential election even if Pennsylvania’s election results were overturned.
The Trump project and GOP have actually consistently signaled their hope that the 6-3 conservative Supreme Court would hand President Donald Trump the election, the high court has already shut down two previous challenges to Pennsylvania’s ballot guidelines. The campaign previously swore to appeal a separate court case in Pennsylvania to the Supreme Court after it failed in federal appeals court, but never ever did so.
” This is another doomed effort to alter the outcomes of this election. It will not change the results of this election,” Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro wrote on Twitter Sunday.
The Trump project is being represented by attorney John Eastman, who gained prominence for questioning in a Newsweek op-ed whether Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is a native-born U.S. ci