President Donald Trump’s team is moving the Supreme Court to challenge the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling with respect to mail balloting law. Team Trump claims this was illegal.

In a statement released today, Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s attorney said, “Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., President Trump’s campaign committee, today filed a petition for writ of certiorari to the US. Supreme Court to reverse a trio of Pennsylvania Supreme Court cases which illegally changed Pennsylvania’s mail balloting law immediately before and after the 2020 presidential election in violation of Article II of the United States Constitution and Bush v. Gore.”

Giuliani explained, “The Campaign’s petition seeks to reverse three decisions which eviscerated the Pennsylvania Legislature’s protections against mail ballot fraud, including (a) prohibiting election officials checking whether signatures on mail ballots are genuine during canvassing on Election Day, (b) eliminating the right of campaigns to challenge mail ballots during canvassing for forged signatures and other irregularities, (c) holding that the rights of campaigns to observe the canvassing of mail ballots only meant that they only were allowed to be ‘in the room’ – in this case, the Philadelphia Convention Center – the size of several football fields, and (d) eliminating the statutory requirements that voters properly sign, address, and date mail ballots.”

He added, “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.” It is noteworthy that President Trump has not accepted the results of the Presidential elections and has asserted repeatedly that there was large scale voter-fraud. Team Trump hopes that the SCOTUS would rule before Congress meets on January 6 to consider votes of the electoral college. 

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