A court of appeals in Michigan has overturned a liberal lower judge’s ruling which would have allowed Democrats to keep packing the ballot box for a full two weeks after the election. Republicans are jumping for joy that every ballot must be received, not just postmarked, by 8:00 p.m. on the dot November 3.
Court sides with Republicans
Last month, liberals thought they scored a victory when the lower court ruled that “ballots could be counted for a full two weeks from Election day as long as they were postmarked by November 2nd. That’s not good enough to prevent election fraud.
The GOP’s top official, Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, was thrilled, calling the fresh ruling “great news for election integrity.” Now if we can only get both sides to agree to and independent audit to confirm each and every vote, the public might be able to trust the results.
This is a great day for the rule of law. It’s important that the rules aren’t changed during an election to advantage one party over another. I applaud the Michigan Court of Appeals for standing up for the rule of law and the laws passed by the people’s representatives.
— Laura Cox (@MIGOPChair) October 17, 2020
Laura Cox, Chair of the Republican party in Michigan, couldn’t wait to whip out her phone for a tweet. “This is a great day for the rule of law,” she tapped. “It’s important that the rules aren’t changed during an election to advantage one party over another.”
Now that Twitter allows more characters, she added, “I applaud the Michigan Court of Appeals for standing up for the rule of law and the laws passed by the people’s representatives.”
Republicans really hate it when Democrats try to turn our great system of elected officials into a system of mob rule. America is not a Democracy. In this case, the liberal judge was trying to legislate from the bench and got caught at it. The court is supposed to interpret laws and legal precedent, not make new ones, that’s the job of Congress.
The Legislature, not the judiciary
The three judge panel at the Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that “any changes must rest with the Legislature, not the judiciary. The liberal judge who gave the green light to the scheme didn’t even get the precedents right. Absentee ballot extensions have already been overturned by higher courts in Wisconsin and Indiana.
Judge Cynthia Stephens thought she could get away with a court order declaring on her own authority that “any ballots postmarked by Nov. 2 could be counted if they arrived within two weeks after the Nov. 3 election.”
That ought to be just long enough to throw the election to the Democrats. The judge admitted that the mail-in ballot situation is total madness, citing “unrefuted evidence” of mail delivery problems because of the coronavirus pandemic. For example, “more than 6,400 ballots arrived too late to be counted in the August primary.”
She wants to make sure that Biden Backers can drop them off by the trunk load for a couple weeks after they find out how many they need to reverse the election night deficit.
The appeals court says that’s not her problem. “Although those factors may complicate plaintiffs’ voting process, they do not automatically amount to a loss of the right to vote absentee.”
Another controversial stunt Stephens tried to pull was allowing a spouse or even NON-family member to complete a ballot for someone if they couldn’t themselves, through some complicating factor like they aren’t alive anymore or moved out of state.