Pennsylvania Trump supporters to appeal state supreme court’s vote-by-mail rulings

A legal battle is brewing in the battleground state of Pennsylvania.

According to Breitbart, Republicans in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives are appealing the recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court rulings on mail-in voting. 

Some background

This past week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued three separate rulings regarding mail-in voting, rulings that are sure to have an impact on the upcoming election.

In one, the court extended the deadline for mail ballots to be returned, in another, the court ruled that voters are allowed to use drop boxes to return their ballots, and in a third, the court removed a third party, the Green Party, from the ballot.

These rulings are expected to be beneficial for Democrats, especially given that a great many more Democrats are expected to vote by mail this November than Republicans. But, Pennsylvania Republicans aren’t giving in just yet.

Appeal coming

Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R) appeared on Breitbart News Saturday this weekend where he talked about the rulings.

“It’s self-evident to me that this is all about trying to steal the election and take away your vote,” he said.

According to Benninghoff, Republicans in the Pennsylvania House are going to appeal the state supreme court’s decisions to the United States Supreme Court.

“We think that is wrong, and we are in the process currently as I speak, preparing as I say, a motion for stay of that directive by a citizen to the Supreme Court,” he said. “In addition, we will be during our very best to file in the federal courts; election law is a universal right of Pennsylvanians and Americans, and they should secure it to the best of their ability and not go along with this 5-2 Democrat mandated majority of the courts said in their ruling.”

Benninghoff added, “I think the federal courts need to step up and take this case and speak loudly all across America that separation of powers are there for a reason and if they want to be legislators, they ought to run for the legislature and not the judge positions and I’m hoping that the federal courts will rule in our favor.”

Looking forward

We’ll have to see if the Supreme Court is willing to get involved in this one.

Pennsylvania is a key swing state with 20 electoral votes. Polls have Biden leading Trump slightly.

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