Thomas blasts Supreme Court’s ‘inexplicable,’ ‘baffling’ refusal to hear Pennsylvania election challenges

The U.S. Supreme Court appears to have shut down any further challenges to the results of November’s presidential election.

In a decision earlier this week, the nation’s highest court declined to take up two pending cases out of Pennsylvania that addressed a fundamental question regarding who can set the rules for state-run elections.

“That may not be the case in the future”

As the Associated Press reported, on three justices — conservatives Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Clarence Thomas — saw fit to entertain the challenges, which is one less than the threshold needed to add a case to the docket.

While Supreme Court justices typically provide little, if any, input regarding why cases are rejected, but all three dissenters felt inclined to explain their perspectives while chastising the court’s majority for refusing to hear a potentially consequential issue.

In a brief dissent joined by Gorsuch, Alito asserted his belief that it was important to review the Pennsylvania cases in order to prevent similar disputes from arising in future elections.

A fiery solitary statement from Thomas, however, caught even more attention. At the heart of the Pennsylvania case is the manner by which the state Supreme Court, at the behest of state officials, granted a three-day extension to the legislatively set Election Day deadline for absentee ballots.

“That decision to rewrite the rules seems to have affected too few ballots to change the outcome of any federal election. But that may not be the case in the future,” Thomas wrote.

“Rule changes made by courts close to an election”

He went on to insist that the cases up for consideration “provide us with an ideal opportunity to address just what authority nonlegislative officials have to set election rules, and to do so well before the next election cycle.”

The decision to deny these challenges, Thomas concluded, “is inexplicable.”

Furthermore, the longtime justice noted that the court had effectively ducked the matter, setting the stage for the exact same dispute to arise again.

“Unclear rules threaten to undermine this system,” he wrote. “They sow confusion and ultimately dampen confidence in the integrity and fairness of elections. To prevent confusion, we have thus repeatedly — although not as consistently as we should — blocked rule changes made by courts close to an election.”

Proceeding to outline several reasons he believed it to be crucial for the court to resolve the matter in the short term, Thomas wrote: “One wonders what this Court waits for. We failed to settle this dispute before the election, and thus provide clear rules. Now we again fail to provide clear rules for future elections. The decision to leave election law hidden beneath a shroud of doubt is baffling.”

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  1. Justice Thomas is an exceptional SCOTUS who follows the U.S. Constitution to the letter. The other Justices who do not adhere to their oath should face severe repercussions, including Impeachment and possible re-call/removal!

      1. I am proud we have one SCOTUS who cares about the USA & the American people I really pray he pulls through for the USA 7 the American people we deserve honesty integrity, truth , & a leader we chose not one who knew the dominion voting system went in front of judge Amy &Totemburg & the Special counsel on October16th 2020 & she deemed the voting system unsecured she also stated every voter had rights to be counted properly on time. Why was this ruling not respected. I hope Justice Thomas will be unlike the other who turned their back on the USA & the American people & will really show he cares to show the American people the Supreme court works , & it is not a game .As for the other Scot-uses, I really can not say much right now. I can not say I have faith in them God Bless Justice Thomas God Bless the USA & Americans to keep our country safe honest with dignified people Scot-uses, who are real American citizens that work for this country.

        1. I think that a lot of these people in higher office think that this will just go away. They are wrong. We the people will stand for the constitution truth and justice. Trump is our president and these people ruling our nation right now know it. We win in the end. Jesus is Lord.

    1. I believe there were enough votes to overturn Pennsylvania and the other states. But none of the justices had enough balls to do anything. So President Trump got screwed there.

    2. They sold our Nation down the river! Supreme Court? ABSENT
      Now our citizens will face severe hardships at the hands of the crooks.

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  3. OMG we have an upright forthright judge who isn’t afraid to address this STOLEN ELECTION???? Two new appointments by Trump BIG DISAPPOINTMENT SELL OUTS TO CORRUPT ROBERTS!

    1. Gorsuch and Alito came along side with Thomas..
      I am so disappointed in Kavenagh and Barrett… They have let us down over and over…

  4. Justices Alito, Gorsuch and Thomas were willing to hear the case and bring election law under closer scrutiny. Millions of Americans are questioning the integrity of the 2020 election. Faith, trust and confidence in the election process has been breached, and yet the SCOTUS will not even hear the case(s). “We the People” are extremely disappointed. When the highest court in the land will not entertain cases dealing with election integrity, then one has to ask if we have become a totalitarian state.

    1. They still get a paycheck however. Do nothing, get paid. How far are they embeded in the “Deep State”. Think Paper clip.

    2. Just food for thought: 74 million people can’t be put in jail for not complying with the new administration’s ill conceived edicts.

  5. Thank you Justice Thomas for standing firm. We appreciate the years you have given to protect our republic and the Constitution. May God bless you.

  6. Justice Thomas your a DISGRACE to the judicial system, you need to stand up and be who you are in that system and help the American people, knowing that there was fraudulent and am or of American people know itbeas too, get off of your all’s high horses and do your freckin jobs, and get this election system right or you all might not even have votes from the Americas anymore, do you want to be able to do a job for the Americas or you want to sit back and watch this country go to hell?

  7. I am sorry for this comment, I read it wrong, so want to apologise to Justice Thomas. Your great at what you do I just wish the rest of the judicial system would see things the way you do

    1. Sandra you rightfully stand corrected
      We now live in a communist gulag and can never trust the election process.
      Trump proved the existence of the deep state that actually runs the country and the world. They were defeated in 2016 but would not ever ever let that that happen 2021

  8. Why is the Supreme Courts of the U.S.A of America not going to clarify this voting problem of Lower Court Judges in various states change voting rules they have no real authority to change during an election being ran involving the Presidency of the U.S.A!

  9. We have millions of Americans questioning the many rules changes made by unauthorized parties that appear to be illegally affecting the outcome of a PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. The questions are NOT going away and need to be investigated and answered to prove one way or the other. With our country so divided and obvious manipulation of voting laws by many states. SCOTUS should be hearing these cases yet they run and hide. This is DISGRACEFUL and an INSULT to millions of AMERICANS.

  10. The Supreme Court was really afraid if the took up the case they would find too many truths and would have to over throw the election and thus get very bad press from the MSM, it was far easier to punt. I am glad for Thomas mainly but Alito and Gorsuch were okay as well. It’s hard to believe Kavanaugh and Barret were such traitors, especially after all the Trump did to get them on the Court.

  11. I thought at the time when the SCOTUS would not review the election results that it was strange, but I am only a blue collar guy and what do I know. but now that justice Thomas has spoken out about it I am ashamed of the SCOTUS that they did not do the right thing.

  12. THANK YOU JUSTICE THOMAS FOR TRYING TO DO THE RIGHT THING, BUT, UNFORTUNATELY THE REST OF THE COURT DID NOT LISTEN, THEY BY ALL MEANS SHOULD AT THE VERY LEAST, TAKE THE TIME TO REVIEW WHAT WAS ASK OF THEM?? CHIEF JUSTICE – SCREWED UP

  13. I am 72 years old and started voting as soon as I come of age.It is absolutely crazy what is going on in this country and has been going on for a long time.It seems that the law does not apply to the Washington elite.When they get in office and become one of the good old boys they have found a home and never leave.This election for president has corruption written all over it and everyone knows it .It makes it pretty obvious that they are covering up for each other and don’t care .I am so glad we have someone like justice Thomas and the others that voted with him on the Supreme Court. My wish is that this problem would be solved and the guilty will be punished.I ask God to please not give up on the USA.Thank you RWH.

  14. IT IS OBVIOUS THE TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE THAT THE TRUMP TEAM HAD, PLUS THREE STATES WHO VIOLATED THE CONSTITUTION, AND THE DOMINION COMPUTERS AND SOFTWARE. ALSO EVIDENCE OF POSSIBLE INTERFERENCE BY ITALY.
    SCOTUS DON’T YOU SEE THE CORRUPTION WITH THE MAIL IN BALLOTS, ETC. AND NOW PELOSI HAS A BILL GOING THAT WOULD MAKE SIGNATURES UNESSARY. AND MORE!
    SCOTUS YOU MUST, MUST LOOK INTO EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED IN THE 2020. ELECTION AND IF YOU FIND ENOUGH CORRUPTION TO GIVE TRUMP THE WIN, THEN YOU MUST CORRECT THE SITUATION AND PUT TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE!! SCOTUS HAS THE ONLY AUTHORITY.
    YOU MUST RECOMMEND THAT ALL STATES HAVE VOTER ID, AND NO MAIL IN BALLOTS. (MY DEAD PARENTS COULD HAVE VOTED TWICE!!)
    YOU JUSTICES WHO REFUSED THE CASE SHOULD BE REMOVED! FIRED FOR NOT DOING YOUR JOB!
    YOU MUST KNOW THAT THERE WAS NO WAY BIDEN WON! THE MAN SPENT HIS CAMPAIGN IN HIS BASEMENT! WHEN HE DID A RALLY, 20 PEOPLE SHOWED UP VS 20,000 FOR TRUMP. NOW WERE IN A REAL FIX. HE’S DOING EVERYTHING WRONG. CLOSING PIPELINES PUTTING THOUSANDS OUT OF WORK. JUST WAIT UNTIL HE SCREWS UP THE 401K AND RAISES TAXES, ESPECIALLY TAXING CAPITAL GAINS AND RENOVING THE STEP UP IN COST BASIS!
    HE’S SCREWING UP INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.
    THIS IS ALL THE FAULT OF SCOTUS! JOHN ROBERTS AND BARRETT AND OTHERS WHO FAILED NEED TO BE IMPEACHED FOR TREASON. YOU CAUSED OUR NATION TO BE IN PERIL, AND MUCH PAIN TO THE PEOPLE!
    NOW, TAKE UP THE CASE AND SEE THAT CONGRESS MAKES LAW TO ELIMINATE THE CHANCE OF FRAUD IN FUTURE. AS IT IS NOW, WE WILL NEVER HAVE AN HONEST ELECTION AGAIN. WHY DO YOU THINK THE REPUBLICANS LOST IN. THE GEORGIA RUNNOFF. BECAUSE GEORGIA INSISTED ON USING THE SAME DOMINION SOFTWARE.

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