dakomish23 wrote: HarthorneWingo wrote:
Well, SCOTUS doesn't push through anything. They hear appeals on lower court decisions and that still requires the plaintiff to petition SCOTUS to hear the case. Based on the way these cases are getting trashed and bounced out of court rooms with prejudice there is still little basis to expect anything being taken up by SCOTUS
We are still talking about election laws and issues which are matters of state courts. The Roberts' decision prior to the election set the ground rules.
Can you expound on that?
I’d love to spit some knowledge in an attempt to break the MAGAland bubble of willful ignorance
As I understand it, Chief Justice Roberts authored an election law decision prior to election which held that whatever the state election laws that were in place prior to the election (with respect to which ballots would be counted for "x" number of days after the election) would bind both Parties and the voters in those states for reasons of "notice" and "fairness," i.e. that the voters in each of these states relied on these laws in place at the time when they cast their respective votes. So, the Supreme Court can't come in and start changing the vote counts and the state laws in place at the time UNLESS there was such massive fraud so as to constitute a denial of due process and a violation of the Voting Rights Acts.
Trump is flopping around like a caught fish on the deck of a boat. If Thomas, Alito, and the rest pull a fast one, then all hell will break loose. I don't see that happening.