FAST FIVE: Pennsylvania Judge Backs Trump Claims Over Mail-In Ballots, Says 'Unlikely Constitutional'
The order is currently delayed while the state Supreme Court considers the case on an expedited basis, which was filed by a group of Republicans who argued that the state's changes to mail-in voting, Act 77, violated the commonwealth's constitution.
https://t.co/pWt9g81ld1 – Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) November 28, 2020 Commonwealth Judge Patricia McCullough noted in her opinion that the plaintiffs “have established a likelihood to succeed on the merits” of the case, because “the Constitution does not provide a mechanism for the legislature to allow for the expansion of absentee voting without a constitutional amendment.” BREAKING REPORT: Judge Patricia A.
McCullough rules that PA preliminary ELECTION CERTIFICATION injunction was PROPERLY ISSUED and should be upheld.
“Additionally, Petitioners appear to have established a likelihood to succeed.” – Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) November 28, 2020 “Petitioners appear to have a viable claim that the mail-in ballot procedures set forth in Act 77 contravene Pa.
Article VII Section 14 as the plain language of that constitutional provision is at odds with the mail-in provisions of Act 77.” Judge McCullough adds that without the emergency injunction, the plaintiffs would likely suffer “irreparable harm.” “If what may be an unconstitutional mail-in voting process remains extant, such mail-in ballots may make the difference as to whether he is successful or not.” In short; Judge McCullough believes that Pennsylvania's last-minute changes to mail-in ballots was likely unconstitutional, and if allowed to remain in place may negatively affect at least one of the plaintiffs (a GOP congressman) in future elections.