Another loss for the Trump efforts on the November election….
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal of Pennsylvania’s mail-ballot deadline extension in the 2020 election, declining to take up a Republican attempt to severely limit courts’ ability to oversee how elections are run.
The decision, announced Monday, to not hear legal challenges brought by top Republican state lawmakers and the state GOP means Pennsylvania will count 10,000 mail ballots that arrived in the three days after Election Day but had remained in legal limbo, likely extending President Joe Biden’s margin of victory in the state.
It also denies a Republican attempt to significantly shift the election law landscape by essentially shutting out courts from making changes to election procedures. The U.S. Constitution gives state legislatures the power to decide how elections are run, but that has in the past been understood to mean the normal legislative process, including sign-off from governors and judicial review of the law.
Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch dissented, saying they would have heard the cases….
In typical Trump fashion the count is likely to INCREASE Biden’s victory margin…