President Trump and his campaign have petitioned SCOTUS for a decision that could effect the election, giving hope to the American people that their vote matters.
The president’s campaign has filed a ‘writ of certiorari’ with the Supreme Court. The petition requests that the court review and respond by Christmas Eve, most likely hoping that it will give Congress enough time between the holiday break and January 6 (when they meet in a joint session to count the votes) to “consider the votes of the Electoral College.”
The decision that the Trump campaign is asking the Supreme Court to review the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Donald J. Trump for President v. Kathy Boockvar, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
In that case, the campaign is alleging that “the Pennsylvania Supreme Court illegally changed the state’s mail-in vote law, allowing a deadline change.” U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Brann rejected that claim in the original case.
“Plaintiffs’ brief in opposition to the motions to dismiss spends only one paragraph discussing the merits of its equal-protection claim. Plaintiffs raise two arguments as to how equal protection was violated. The first is that ‘Defendants excluded Republican/Trump observers from the canvass so that they would not observe election law violations.’ The second claims that the ‘use of notice/cure procedures violated equal protection because it was deliberately done in counties where defendants knew that mail ballots would favor Biden/Democrats.’ The former finds no support in the operative pleading, and neither states an equal protection violation,” Judge Brann ruled
Attorney Rudy Giuliani made a statement about the SCOTUS petition. “Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., President Trump’s campaign committee, today filed a petition for writ of certiorari to the US. Supreme Court to reverse a trio of Pennsylvania Supreme Court cases which illegally changed Pennsylvania’s mail balloting law immediately before and after the 2020 presidential election in violation of Article II of the United States Constitution and Bush v. Gore,” Giuliani wrote.
Trump Campaign taking Constitutional fight to Supreme Court
“Today [we] filed a petition for writ of certiorari to the US. Supreme Court to reverse a trio of Pennsylvania Supreme Court cases which illegally changed Pennsylvania’s mail balloting law…” https://t.co/RbjeOAYFwf
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) December 21, 2020
“This represents the Campaign’s first independent U.S. Supreme Court filing and seeks relief based on the same Constitutional arguments successfully raised in Bush v. Gore,” Giuliani added.
“The Campaign’s petition seeks to reverse three decisions which eviscerated the Pennsylvania Legislature’s protections against mail ballot fraud, including (a) prohibiting election officials checking whether signatures on mail ballots are genuine during canvassing on Election Day, (b) eliminating the right of campaigns to challenge mail ballots during canvassing for forged signatures and other irregularities, (c) holding that the rights of campaigns to observe the canvassing of mail ballots only meant that they only were allowed to be ‘in the room’ – in this case, the Philadelphia Convention Center – the size of several football fields, and (d) eliminating the statutory requirements that voters properly sign, address, and date mail ballots,” Giuliani continued.
“The petition seeks all appropriate remedies, including vacating the appointment of electors committed to Joseph Biden and allowing the Pennsylvania General Assembly to select their replacements,” Giuliani concluded.
This may be a long shot, as evidenced by SCOTUS rejecting all prior cases concerning the 2020 election. At least President Trump is still fighting for the American people, and for election integrity. The case should be heard, and hopefully will be.