All Eyes Are On SCOTUS Decision That Could Dictate The Outcome Of The Presidential Election
In Madison, Wisconsin the state’s Supreme Court refused to hear Trump’s election lawsuit. In Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court overturned a ruling that the election was unconstitutional because “it was too late.”
The decision in Pennsylvania prompted US Rep. Mike Kelly and GOP congressional candidate Sean Parnell to appeal to the Supreme Court. They have requested US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to enjoin or stop this weekend’s decision of the state Supreme Court on no-excuse mail-in ballots.
A year ago the state passed Act 77 which violates the states Constitution, however, last weekend the state’s Supreme Court ruled against them because the election already happened. Parnell and Kelly have argued they didn’t have a case until after the election.
“While we believe that Act 77 is certainly a state issue, we so believe that there are very important federal questions nested within it,” Parnell told KDKA political editor Jon Delano on Monday.
“So what we’re doing is we’re looking to appeal to the Supreme Court on those federal questions.”
It takes four of the nine Justices for an appeal like this one to get even a hearing.
“It’s hard to get a case before the Supreme Court, but I think we’ve got a good shot,” said Parnell.
A local CBS affiliate in Pittsburgh, PA asked Parnell why he waited until after he lost to U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb before challenging the constitutionality of mail-in voting.
“I didn’t know the law was unconstitutional back then, right?” explained Parnell.
“Even if I had known that Act 72 was unconstitutional, I had no legal standing to even bring the case until after the election, and I had suffered some harm.”
If the Supreme Court takes the case the Trump campaign will be right behind them.
Parnell and Kelly have gotten a lot of support from Republicans.
Sen. Cruz is right, yes SCOTUS should take up this case, and asap https://t.co/wx4V3uwv6R
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) December 1, 2020
It was also reported that the Wisconsin Supreme Court will not hear the Trump Campaign’s lawsuit. This leaves the President little choice than to appeal to the Supreme Court which has been the plan all along.
BREAKING: Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects Trump lawsuit
By a 4-3 vote, the Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed by the Trump campaign, which sought to invalidate mail ballots it claimed were improperly included during the canvas in Milwaukee and Dane counties. pic.twitter.com/6Hf6Mj5K6h
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) December 3, 2020