I haven't paid a lot of attention to the various lower court rulings challenging state election laws, for the simple reason that I've assumed that most of the Dem judges at the District level would be overturned by the Circuit courts--or by the SCOTUS. That's, in effect, what happened today.
Shipwreckedcrew has a nice article on the ruling regarding South Carolina's election law, drawing out the implications for the rest of the country:
Supreme Court Strikes Down Rewrite of State Election Law by District Court Judge — The Battle Is Joined
What happened this afternoon is that the SCOTUS granted an "emergency stay" that prevents the Obama judge's ruling from taking effect. In practice, it means that it will be pushed past the election.
SWC points out that this will serve as a "template" for GOP election lawyers to follow across the nation. Here's how he puts it:
This is a”shot across the bow” to the federal district court judges — Obama appointees all — who have been rewriting state election laws over the last days and weeks, using the COVID 19 pandemic to make changes that have been sought in near totality by Democrat party interest groups.
I have a very strong suspicion this one Order issued by the Court will trigger a flood of “Emergency Stay” applications from the defendants in states where federal court litigation asserting Fourteenth Amendment claims has been used to rewrite state election laws. The Order issued by Justice Kavanaugh provides a very simple template for the Court to respond in serialized fashion and put a stop to the election-eve “jerry-rigging” of individual state election procedures in order to improve the chances of a favorable outcome from Democrat candidates – including Joe Biden.
More from Breitbart--a brief excerpt from a longer article:
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with state Republicans in reinstating a South Carolina voting requirement that absentee ballots have a witness’s signature, a mandate federal courts had deemed an unnecessary imposition because of coronavirus. No justices published dissents on the order.
The lack any published dissents to the order is probably quite significant. It will undercut Dem claims of the conservative majority in the SCOTUS running roughshod over the country's election laws. Very nice to see a united SCOTUS, if that's what's happening. The country needs that.
Idk why but I am starting to feel cautiously optimistic about the country. Pro Trump rallies all over the country-- spontaneous-- even on 5th Avenue NYC. These court rulings in favor of fair elections. Yes, the Democrat Insurgency will be fierce until Trump is swore in for term 2, but the unrest and Leftist ranting is feeling more and more like desperation, a dying scream rather than the vanguard of Big Brother. Trump will win 20%+ of the black vote, sizable share of Hispanic vote and the Democrats will either kick their radicals to the curb or be a splintered, fringe party for the foreseeable future. The GOP will continue to evolve and build a dominant base or working class and middle class voters of all races and persuasions who see themselves as Americans First (now THERE'S a slogan we can all agree on!). Education will be privatized and distributed away from marxist NEA. Power will be devolved back to the states through landmark SCOTUS decisions. Morning in America indeed.ReplyDelete
Why Doesn’t It Feel Like Biden is Winning?Delete
When I read the below linked article, I tried to bear in mind that it's Trump who is the supposed neo-nazi/white supremacist supporter based on a media-invented and media-repeated lie, and not wannabe tough guy Joe Biden who's been in Washington for half a century and was a strong supporter of his dear friend the Exalted Grand Poobah of the KKK:Delete
"Here is how the Washington Post, which is the farthest thing from a Trump campaign organ, described it in a 2019 news article: 'Trump was shut out of all the private clubs, the heart of Palm Beach social life. ... So Trump opened Mar-a-Lago as a private club in 1995. Unlike the Everglades or Bath and Tennis clubs, which did not admit Jewish members, and the Palm Beach Country Club, which admitted wealthy Jews, Mar-a-Lago was open to anyone. "Basically, he didn’t care who came in as long as they could pay for it," explains a Palm Beach social expert.'
"The Washington Post article continued: 'Trump’s open-door policy — his was the first club to accept African Americans and openly gay couples — began the slow process to diversify other clubs in town.'
Majority of Americans Predict Trump Will Win Reelection
Regardless of whom they personally support, 56% of Americans expect Trump to prevail over Biden in the November election, while 40% think Biden will win. Although majorities of partisans think their party's candidate will win, Republicans are more likely to believe Trump will win (90%) than Democrats are to think Biden will (73%). Fifty-six percent of independents predict that Trump will win.
This sounds very similar to the "who will your neighbor vote for" polling question.Delete
"Republicans are more likely to believe Trump will win (90%)"Delete
"Excellent! Sounds like Trump's got it in the bag. No need for me to haul myself out to my polling station on election day..."
Not to be the nattering nabob on the comments section that began with optimism... but...ReplyDelete
Do all the recent rulings that votes can be counted well past election day count as "re-writing" election laws? Because that's the one that needs to go away right now. Frankly, a witness sig on absentee is the least of my fraud worries.
The method appears very simple: check the count of votes at 11:59pm Nov3 in every swing state, and then spend the next couple weeks thereafter coming up with any shortfall in a few key ones that include local Dem control to shield visibility and ensure plausible deniability. IMO, unless that technique is explicitly shut down, we're in for a wild ride that probably includes a lot more explosiveness than just some shouting in courtrooms.
Yes they do count, depending on state law. GOP has to file suit in each state for emergency stay. That's what the party has lawyers for.Delete
On another topic from my other post... In a Trump 2.0 administration, I'd like to see a direct assault on the judiciary run amok: mass impeachment and recall efforts, maybe proposed legislation that if your rulings are so regularly overturned, you are subject to dismissal. There has to be SOMETHING done to the one branch that is every bit as corrupted by the deep state as the others, but significantly less accountable.ReplyDelete
The Obama judges appear to be the judicial version of Soros DAs.Delete
I wonder if the esteemed Justice Roberts continues to believe there are no Obama judges as he surveys recent court rulings? Perhaps get an updated comment from him.Delete
Ivy League law degrees should be disqualifying.Delete
One can kinda sorta understand why the Communists have reeducation camps when they take over...ReplyDelete
Where’s the Free Tibet Hollywood movement?