The U.S. Supreme Court made headlines on Friday after it was revealed that they added a number of election fraud-related cases to a list of cases they’re considering taking during their mid-February conference.
According to the Washington Examiner, cases brought to the High Court by pro-Trump lawyers Sidney Powell and Lin Wood have been added to the list for consideration, along with a lawsuit filed by Rep. Mike Kelly in Pennsylvania for similar election fraud claims.
Reportedly, the one common theme of the lawsuits added for consideration is that they all concern the last-minute expansion of mail-in ballots in a number of battleground states.
Now, before anyone gets too excited, it’s important to temper expectations greatly, as SCOTUS adds quite a few cases to their list for consideration and only very few of them get selected for a proper hearing. Should any of the election-related lawsuits be selected, they likely wouldn’t be heard until October at the earliest.
Previously, the High Court denied requests for expediting the cases, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. While hearing one of the election-related cases wouldn’t overturn the results of the 2020 election, it could be a significant step to clamping down on the states’ ability to move the proverbial goalpost at the last minute, which many seemed to have done in the 2020 election.
John Eastman, one of Donald Trump’s attorneys, said it’s important that SCOTUS hear at least one of these cases in order to preserve election integrity for future elections. That would be especially helpful for the 2022 midterm elections when Republicans will have a real chance at taking back both the House and the Senate.
“Our legal issue,” Eastman said, referencing Pennsylvania’s mail-in ballot rules, “remains important and in need of the court’s review.”
In an earlier report from the Washington Examiner, a number of Republican state-level legislators are actively pushing to curb mail-in voting in future elections, given the controversy stemming from the 2020 election.
But some experts are warning that passing laws to curb widespread mail-in voting is a better avenue than trying to litigate their way to victory.
“I don’t think litigation generally will be the path to rolling back early and mail-in voting,” said Rick Hasen, a law professor at the University of California-Irvine. “It’s much more likely to happen through legislation.”
Only time will tell if state Republicans have any luck on that issue, but time is of the essence, as campaigns for the 2022 midterm election will kick off in about a year and the future of America is literally at stake, given that Democrats control the U.S. government at nearly all levels now.
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