GOP Lawmakers Ask SCOTUS To Block Final Certification Of Pa Votes Count


Republican lawmakers asked the Supreme Court on Thursday night to halt the vote certification process of general election results in Pennsylvania, a key battleground state won by President-elect Joe Biden.

Their complaint alleges that procedures employed in the 2020 election violate the state’s constitution because the state has repeatedly rejected previous attempts to expand absentee voting by statute, “uniformly holding” that a constitutional amendment is required.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel asked Pennsylvania officials to respond by Wednesday, Dec. 9, by 4 p.m. ET to the complaint.

Lawmakers, led by Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., characterize the expanded absentee voting methods used in response to the coronavirus pandemic as an “unconstitutional, no-excuse absentee voting scheme” and contend that ballots cast via this process are not valid.

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