Justice John Roberts could just have decided the election for Democrats.
There are major concerns with the way votes are being counted.
This Supreme Court ruling gave Joe Biden the election edge he was looking for.
More Americans are choosing to vote early or vote by mail than ever before.
This is causing concerns about election security and Democrats are compounding the problem by making a huge change to the rules that is concerning.
Last month the Pennsylvania Supreme Court made a ruling that said that ballots can be counted if they are received within three days, even if they have no postmark.
This raises concerns that more ballots would be “found” in the mail if it starts to look like Democratic candidate Joe Biden is losing.
The postal carriers union has already endorsed Biden.
This ruling leaves the door open for fraud.
The stay request the Pennsylvania GOP filed stated, “This Court should adhere to the rule it set forth earlier this year. Like the district court in Republican National Committee, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has created a strong likelihood that ballots cast or mailed ‘after the scheduled election day’ will count in the upcoming general election in which millions of Pennsylvanians will cast their votes for President and U.S. Representative.”
“This is not a mere hypothetical concern,” the request continues. “In the April 2020 Wisconsin primary, ‘many ballots arrived with no postmarks, two postmarks or unclear postmarks.’ And a ballot mailed as late as November 5, 2020 in Pennsylvania has ‘more than [a] 98%’ chance of being delivered by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s judicial received-by deadline of November 6, 2020. Thus, just as in Republican National Committee, this Court should stay that order insofar as it ‘fundamentally alters the nature of the election’ by mandating a non-postmarked ballots presumption that allows counting of ballots cast or mailed after Election Day.”
Unfortunately, the Supreme Court voted to uphold the lower court’s rulings.
Currently, the Supreme Court only has eight justices due to the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
If there is a tie vote then the lower court’s ruling stays in place.
“The court’s four more conservative justices — Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh — would have halted a lower court ruling from taking effect, strongly suggesting that Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the three liberal justices to form a 4-4 tie that left in place the lower court’s decision,” The Hill noted.
While Justice Roberts is turning into a reliable vote for the liberals, they likely won’t keep their advantage for long.
On Monday, the Senate will vote on the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
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