Ever since the 2020 election debacle, Democrats in Washington have led a vigorous and sustained assault on the power of state legislatures to make their own voting laws.
Now, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a blockbuster case in the fall on the scope of state legislative authority over federal elections, Just the News reports.
SCOTUS to hear the big case on election law
The case concerns a dispute between the Republican legislature of North Carolina and the state’s Democrat Supreme Court, which threw out an election map that was drawn by the legislature. The case, Moore v. Harper, has broad implications for how elections are conducted.
The question at the heart of the controversy — the scope of the state legislature’s authority over federal elections — was a big issue in the 2020 presidential election. State secretaries of state and state courts bypassed legislatures in many cases to make voting rules more convenient, citing the COVID pandemic.
President Trump and many of his supporters have complained that these changes were unlawful. The Constitution says that the “Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof.”
North Carolina’s Republicans are asking the Supreme Court to acknowledge that state legislatures, with limited exceptions, have sole authority over election law. North Carolina’s Republicans are likely to get a sympathetic hearing from the Supreme Court’s conservatives.
In a dispute over drop boxes in Wisconsin shortly before the 2020 election, Justice Neil Gorsuch affirmed that election rules are left to “state legislatures — not federal judges, not state judges, not state governors, not other state officials.”
Democrats freak out over “voting rights”
Democrats are, of course, terrified that the case could roll back what they call “voting rights.” The left-wing Brennan Center for Justice think tank said that a conservative ruling “would give state legislatures wide authority to gerrymander electoral maps and pass voter suppression laws.”
What Democrats are really afraid of is democracy. Just as they don’t want Republican state legislatures regulating abortion, they don’t want them making election law either. President Biden and Democrats have made that very clear by comparing common-sense, basic voting restrictions to Jim Crow laws.
What Democrats want, instead, is for the whole country to play by voting rules that Democrats in Washington set.
To that end, Biden has called for “exceptions” to the Senate filibuster to pass sweeping, partisan “voting rights” laws and codify the now-defunct Roe v. Wade precedent.
The Supreme Court has just finished a blockbuster term upholding the Constitution. Moore v. Harper could be a huge win for election integrity and another blow to the Democratic party’s despotic grip on power.