Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Justice Thomas calls SCOTUS Decision to Reject PA Election Cases ‘Inexplicable’  February 22, 2021    By: TTN Staff

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas blasted the Court’s 6-3 decision not to hear two Pennsylvania election cases saying they should in-fact be heard by SCOTUS.

Justice Thomas was joined by Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch who also voted to review the two cases.

According to Townhall:

In his dissent Justice Thomas argued mass mail-in voting, which was conducted in Pennsylvania for the first time ahead of the 2020 presidential election in November, combined with election rules being rewritten last minute, makes the process prone to fraud and mistrust.

“The Constitution gives to each state legislature authority to determine the ‘Manner’ of federal elections…Yet both before and after the 2020 election, non legislative officials in various States took it upon themselves to set the rules instead. As a result, we received an unusually high number of petitions and emer- gency applications contesting those changes. The petitions here present a clear example. The Pennsylvania Legislature established an unambiguous deadline for receiving mail-in ballots: 8 p.m. on election day,” Thomas wrote.  “Dissatisfied, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court extended that deadline by three days.


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