The SCOTUS is signaling that states can extend the time needed for mail in votes to arrive and be counted.
The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request from Pennsylvania’s Republican Party to shorten the deadlines for mail-in ballots in the state. Thanks to the court’s 4-4 deadlock, ballots can be counted for several days after Election Day.
Clearly is a huge win for Biden-Harris in PA. But it’s also a win for all voters in PA. This also signals that the court is ok with states granting time post election for ballots to arrive and be counted.
Pennsylvania Republicans and top officials from the state’s GOP-held legislature had asked the justices to review a state supreme court court ruling that requires election officials to accept ballots postmarked by Election Day, as long as they arrive within three days.
The ruling was seen as a win for Democrats in the key battleground state - which President Trump won in 2016 by just over 44,000 votes - since Democratic voters are considered more likely than Trump supporters to vote by mail in November.
I’ve been loading my “magic vans” for weeks now. We started printed our tyrannical ballots 6 or 7 weeks ago. Not sure about the rest of my comrades and their tyrannical printing systems. In this day and age, we have to keep our tyranny on the hush hush.
It is just the standard cargo cult belief that Democratic voters are less motivated/organized/able to navigate the process deftly and Republican voters are more motivated/timely/organized/knowledgeable about the process.
This cultural belief undergirds all of the voting rules wrangling.