In defense of election transparency, the Trump campaign asked the Supreme Court to overturn changes to election rules that facilitated fraud in Pennsylvania.
Among its arguments are that the changes approved by the state Supreme Court violate Article II of the U.S. Constitution and the case law in Bush v. Gore, according to the 267-page lawsuit filed on Dec. 20.
“The Campaign’s petition seeks to reverse three decisions, which eviscerated the Pennsylvania Legislature’s protections against mail ballot fraud,” said Rudy Giuliani, attorney for President Donald Trump, in the report he released.
One such decision is the ban on verifying during the Election Day canvass whether signatures on mail ballots are genuine and the elimination of the right of campaigns to challenge ballots that arrive by mail because of false signatures and other irregularities and the removal of requirements that voters properly sign, address, and date mail ballots.
In addition, the lawsuit filed against Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar describes how Trump campaign supervisors were only allowed to “be in the room” at the Philadelphia Convention Center the size of several soccer fields, making their job more difficult.
The Trump campaign also claims that the impact of the Pennsylvania court’s decision was of “national importance” and could violate the U.S. Constitution.
It also questions the constitutionality of extending the statutory deadline for receiving mail ballots from 8 p.m. on Election Day until 5 p.m. three days later.
The lawsuit requests that the Supreme Court conduct an expedited review and responds by Dec. 24, before Congress meets in January to “consider the Electoral College votes.
In addition, “The petition seeks all appropriate remedies, including vacating the appointment of electors committed to Joseph Biden and allowing the Pennsylvania General Assembly to select their replacements,” Giuliani reported.
The Trump campaign also states, “This represents the Campaign’s first independent U.S. Supreme Court filing and seeks relief based on the same constitutional arguments successfully raised in Bush v. Gore.
The Trump campaign’s legal team is doing an arduous job defending the electoral will of Americans in the face of a multitude of frauds filed primarily in six states.
While voters have patiently supported the legal claims, as time goes on there are signs that they may opt for independent action, as a Twitter user tweet @prayingmedic suggested.
“The Senate should develop a plan to deal with election fraud unless they want millions of armed Americans showing up at the capitol on January 6th,” he wrote.
The Senate should develop a plan to deal with election fraud unless they want millions of armed Americans showing up at the capitol on January 6th. https://t.co/tQqmjq0uCn
— Praying Medic (@prayingmedic) December 20, 2020
Some even doubt that the Supreme Court is completely fulfilling the functions entrusted to it.
“Supreme Court has shown they are moral cowards & will not do their duty. With this being the case, it matters not how many times they are petitioned,” considered @creationman46.
Supreme Court has shown they are moral cowards & will not do their duty. With this being the case, it matters not how many times they are petitioned.
— Creationman (@creationman46) December 20, 2020