After the Pennsylvania Supreme Courtroom unanimously tossed out a GOP lawsuit that sought to disenfranchise tens of millions of the state’s voters, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is looking on the U.S. Supreme Courtroom to listen to an emergency enchantment of the choice.
“At this time, an emergency enchantment was filed within the U.S. Supreme Courtroom difficult the election leads to Pennsylvania,” Cruz stated in an announcement. “This enchantment raises severe authorized points, and I consider the Courtroom ought to hear the case on an expedited foundation.”
Extra of Sen. Cruz’s assertion:
The Pennsylvania Structure requires in-person voting, besides in slim and outlined circumstances. Late final 12 months, the Pennsylvania Legislature handed a legislation that purported to permit common mail-in voting, however the Pennsylvania Structure’s specific prohibition.
This enchantment argues that Pennsylvania can not change the foundations in the course of the sport. If Pennsylvania needs to alter how voting happens, the state should observe the legislation to take action.
The illegality was compounded by a partisan Democrat Supreme Courtroom in Pennsylvania, which has issued a number of choices that replicate their political and ideological biases. Simply over a month in the past, Justice Alito, together with Justice Thomas and Justice Gorsuch, wrote-correctly, I think-concerning the Pennsylvania courtroom’s earlier determination to rely ballots acquired after Election Day, that ‘there’s a sturdy probability that the State Supreme Courtroom determination violates the Federal Structure.’
As The Huffington Put up’s Igor Bobic identified on Tuesday, Ted Cruz is the primary senator to name on the Supreme Courtroom to listen to a case that might successfully disenfranchise tens of millions of voters.
Wow. Ted Cruz points assertion calling on the Supreme Courtroom to listen to GOP enchantment searching for to throw out Pennsylvania election outcomes — the primary senator, I consider, to take action. (Toomey has stated it’s not a robust case) https://t.co/lZb4UpDkR5
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) December 2, 2020
Former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau blasted Cruz for supporting the concept of throwing PA ballots within the trash.
I’m simply dying to listen to @tedcruz defend his perception that Supreme Courtroom ought to actually throw out the leads to Pennsylvania and disenfranchise each single voter who forged a poll, Democrat and Republican.
Fox Information doesn’t rely. Gotta be an actual outlet.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) December 2, 2020
Pennsylvania was probably the most hotly contested battleground within the 2020 election, and Joe Biden carried the state and its 20 electoral votes by somewhat over a proportion level.
Republicans and Democrats on the PA Supreme Courtroom rejected the GOP lawsuit
In his assertion, Ted Cruz described the Pennsylvania Supreme Courtroom as “partisan Democrat,” but it surely was a bipartisan determination to reject the GOP lawsuit that attempted to toss out 2.5 million ballots.
As The Guardian reported, GOP plaintiffs within the case “had sought to both throw out the two.5m mail-in ballots submitted below the legislation – most of them by Democrats – or to wipe out the election outcomes and direct the state’s Republican-controlled legislature to choose Pennsylvania’s presidential electors.”
Two Republicans joined 5 Democrats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Courtroom to throw out the lawsuit, and now Ted Cruz is hoping the U.S. Supreme Courtroom will revive it.
In another period of American politics, it might be gorgeous for a U.S. Senator to overtly name on the Supreme Courtroom to toss out tens of millions of votes, however this has change into normal GOP conduct within the age of Donald Trump.
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Sean Colarossi presently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts diploma in Journalism from the College of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for each of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He additionally labored with Deliberate Parenthood as an Reasonably priced Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, serving to northeast Ohio residents receive medical insurance protection.