After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court docket 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 Court docket to listen to an emergency enchantment of the choice.
“At this time, an emergency enchantment was filed within the U.S. Supreme Court docket difficult the election leads to Pennsylvania,” Cruz said in a statement. “This enchantment raises severe authorized points, and I imagine the Court docket 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 yr, the Pennsylvania Legislature handed a legislation that purported to permit common mail-in voting, however the Pennsylvania Structure’s categorical prohibition.
This enchantment argues that Pennsylvania can’t change the principles in the midst of the sport. If Pennsylvania desires to alter how voting happens, the state should comply with the legislation to take action.
The illegality was compounded by a partisan Democrat Supreme Court docket 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 Court docket 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 Court docket to listen to a case that will successfully disenfranchise tens of millions of voters.
Wow. Ted Cruz points assertion calling on the Supreme Court docket to listen to GOP enchantment in search of to throw out Pennsylvania election outcomes — the primary senator, I imagine, 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 thought of throwing PA ballots within the trash.
I’m simply dying to listen to @tedcruz defend his perception that Supreme Court docket ought to actually throw out the leads to Pennsylvania and disenfranchise each single voter who solid 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 share level.
Republicans and Democrats on the PA Supreme Court docket rejected the GOP lawsuit
In his assertion, Ted Cruz described the Pennsylvania Supreme Court docket as “partisan Democrat,” however it 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 beneath 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 Court docket to throw out the lawsuit, and now Ted Cruz is hoping the U.S. Supreme Court docket will revive it.
In some other period of American politics, it will be beautiful for a U.S. Senator to brazenly name on the Supreme Court docket to toss out tens of millions of votes, however this has turn out to be commonplace GOP conduct within the age of Donald Trump.
Sean Colarossi at present 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 acquire medical health insurance protection.