SCOTUS ordered the Pennsylvania Department of state to have county election boards keep ballots received after 8 pm on election day and before 5 pm today separate from other ballots in anticipation of a court challenge. That order was passed on to those boards on October 28 and November 1. The boards stated that this was mere “guidance” and not binding. The election boards of PA have simply ignored the order.
Judge Alito issued an order directly to all election boards in PA. (pdf warning).
So what? The Democrats have been so “in your face” about their activities in this election, they are likely to ignore the order. Then what? What power does the court have? The goal here is to get their guy elected. SCOTUS doesn’t have the power to do very much. Fines? So what? Those are paid by the taxpayers.
I just don’t see how any of this matters.
TCK · November 7, 2020 at 8:07 am
Well, it does seem like the kind of thing Trump's team can bring up to support the accusations of wide-scale election fraud.
Divemedic · November 7, 2020 at 12:32 pm
That's my point. So? Then what? SCOTUS doesn't have the power to invalidate the election. They can't order a revote. There isn't anything that can be done at this point. The election is a fait accompli.
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