Donald Trump probably didn’t win the mail-in vote……
Voter suppression efforts continue by Republicans including in states Joe Biden won and Trump LOST……
People?……Some Republicans DO vote by mail also, Right?
Those votes aren’t needed?
A pair of looming state court cases could significantly curtail mail voting ahead of the midterms — one of Republicans’ major goals since former President Donald Trump went to war against the practice in 2020.
The state Supreme Courts in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are both hearing major voting cases after conservative victories in lower courts. In Wisconsin, a judge in January ruled in favor of banning drop boxes for the return of absentee ballots. In Pennsylvania, the legal challenge went bigger, throwing out the state’s relatively new law allowing anyone to vote by mail without an excuse.
Both lower court rulings were put on hold during the state Supreme Court appeals. But a final ruling overturning Pennsylvania’s new voting law would arguably be the biggest change in election law since the presidential election: More than 2.6 million people there — nearly two-thirds of them registered Democrats, according to the U.S. Elections Project — cast ballots by mail in 2020.
And the litigation highlights how state Republicans have attacked voting by mail from all angles since 2020, from high-profile state legislation in Georgia, Texas and other states to court fights that, if successful, would have more far-reaching consequences than GOP legislators achieved.
Since both Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have Democratic governors, lawsuits were the only option for Republicans seeking changes to mail voting procedures.
“This is the only way it could play out, because [Gov. Tom Wolf] would never” repeal mail voting, said Adam Bonin, a Democratic election attorney in Pennsylvania.
Trump has attacked mail voting both before and since his loss two years ago, turning the Republican Party sharply against a practice that previously had broad bipartisan usage. The turn happened just as voting by mail hit record highs amid the coronavirus pandemic. Conspiracy theories about mail voting have formed the basis of Trump’s efforts to cast doubt on his election defeat….