Sunday, February 07, 2021

SCOTUS finally to consider election-challenge lawsuits

Too little, too late, but hey...

From the Epoch Times:

Supreme Court to Consider 2020 Election Challenge Lawsuits in February Conference

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday scheduled several high-profile contest-of-election lawsuits, including ones brought by attorneys Sidney Powell and Lin Wood, and the Trump campaign, for consideration at its Feb. 19 conference.

According to a case listing, the lawsuits include Sidney Powell’s Michigan case (20-815), the Trump campaign’s Pennsylvania lawsuit (20-845) and Wisconsin lawsuit (20-882), the Pennsylvania lawsuit brought by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) (20-810), and Lin Wood’s Georgia case (20-799).

All cases allege some form of unlawful election-related conduct affecting the result of the election, including expansion of mail-in balloting by elections officials changing rules in contravention of state election laws, lack of adequate security measures around mail ballots, issues with machine vote tabulation, and denial of meaningful access to poll watchers.

The Supreme Court declined to grant relief or fast-track the cases as requested in respective petitions filed ahead of the Jan. 20 inauguration of President Joe Biden.

I'll be curious to see whether SCOTUS shows any testicular fortitude.  The problem, though, is that if SCOTUS concludes that there was election fraud, then its previous refusal to fast-track these cases will look like a huge miscarriage of justice—not a good look for the Supreme Court, and not a point in favor of SCOTUS's legitimacy.  The other problem is:  if the Court rules that fraud did occur... what then?  Is Trump reinstalled as president, with Biden unceremoniously booted out of the Oval Office?  I seriously doubt that.  What, then, is the solution, aside from sticking a huge asterisk onto Biden's presidency—an asterisk that's already there?

1 comment:

John Mac said...

I imagine the court will endeavor to somehow legitimize the election. As you say, what other option do they have at this point? The sad thing is that in doing so they will make the cheating methods being challenged acceptable in future elections.