PA Republicans PUSH BACK On Dem-Supported Mail Voting Extension

( Pennsylvania Republicans are pushing back on an extension given to people voting by mail in the swing state, requesting the United States Supreme Court halt a court ruling that could potentially result in huge delays in announcing the results of the election.

Pennsylvania Republicans filed an emergency application relating to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling – advocated by the Democrats – that allows absentee ballots to be counted days after election day.

SCOTUS correspondent for The Economist, Steven Mazie, said that it would be “stunning activism” for SCOTUS to grant the request, despite the fact that evidence shows mail-in voting in Pennsylvania causes chaos.

During the Democratic primaries for the 2020 race, the Pennsylvania race was thrown into question when an unprecedented number of mail-in ballots were received and officials were unable to count them in time. The result was delayed by several weeks and, to this day, nobody is even entirely sure what the result was.

Pennsylvania Republicans said that the rules of the election were halted in the middle of an ongoing election and that by doing so, the “Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has violated federal law and the federal Constitution.”

Republican Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff said earlier this month that Republicans in the state would sue over the ruling, stating that it would establish “opportunities for fraud” in what could be one of the most important swing states in the election.

“We are going to seek every option possible, that’s legislative or appealing to the higher courts,” he said. “Anything that we pass through legislation has to get the endorsement of the governor, and he’s throwing a lot of vetoes, and I suspect he would veto anything that he put out to change this.”

The likelihood of mass fraud caused by huge numbers of mail-in votes, and those votes being counted days after the election, is well established. In 2005, a commission led by Democratic President Jimmy Carter found that mail-in voting “remain[s] the largest source of potential voter fraud.”