Supreme Court to Consider Hearing Election Cases this Week
According to its website, the Supreme Court will convene at its mid-February conference later this week to consider hearing several election challenges, many of which are related to the high-profile allegations of election fraud that took place during the 2020 presidential election. If the SCOTUS accepts to listen to any of the cases, they’ll most likely be heard and decided on in October.
Included in the lineup are lawsuits filed by Donald Trump’s campaign in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, a lawsuit filed by Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly, and lawsuits filed by Lin Wood and Sidney Powell in Georgia and Michigan.
Similar lawsuits brought weeks after the 2020 election that sought to challenge the unconstitutional expansion of mail-in voting and failure to enforce adequate security measures for them, technical glitches and errors with voting machines and the refusal to allow Republican poll watchers into ballot counting facilities, were rejected by lower courts.
After the lower courts’ rejections, appeals were made to the Supreme Court, but the Court decided not to hear the cases during the tempestuous presidential transition period.
According to the Washington Examiner, nearly every plea made by backers of Trump’s election challenges maintained that their cases be heard prior to Biden’s January 20th inauguration, but we know how that went. The lawsuits have not been withdrawn to this day.
Although the original intent to change the outcome of the 2020 election did not come to fruition, the attorneys who filed the lawsuits believe that they can get the ball rolling in terms of election security legislation.
Republican lawmakers are pushing for election reform, especially when it comes to universal mail-in ballots.