The hits just keep on coming for the Democrat Party as this year’s Supreme Court term comes to a close. Obviously, the decisions have taken center stage, with Roe v. Wade being overturned, the Second Amendment getting affirmed, and the EPA being prevented from turning itself into its own fourth branch of government.
But after the decisions finished dropping on Thursday morning, the next shoe to drop was what cases would be taken up for the next term. One case already has the left losing its ever-loving mind: Moore vs. Harper.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court agreed to hear Moore v Harper, an appeal advocating for extreme interpretation of the Constitution that could make it easier for state legislatures to suppress the vote, draw unfair election districts, enable partisan interference in ballot counting.
— Brennan Center (@BrennanCenter) June 30, 2022
The case in Moore v. Harper, and it's a challenge to the North Carolina Supreme Court's authority to strike down the legislature's extreme partisan gerrymanders under the state constitution. We already know there are four likely votes for the legislature. https://t.co/6Hwvb1yvgi
— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) June 30, 2022
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took the news especially hard, declaring the Supreme Court was enacting a “coup” and seeking to end presidential elections. As I wrote about Elizabeth Warren’s doom-spelling reaction to the EPA decision, the strategy of proclaiming everything the end of the world is incredibly stupid because then nothing is the end of the world. AOC does even begin to understand that, and she’s having a banner week of rhetorical freakouts.
We are witnessing a judicial coup in process.
If the President and Congress do not restrain the Court now, the Court is signaling they will come for the Presidential election next.
All our leaders – regardless of party – must recognize this Constitutional crisis for what it is. https://t.co/DzoIh4n08D
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 30, 2022
With all that said, you might be asking yourself why Democrats are so up in arms about the Supreme Court taking up this case. The answer is simple: They see it as a blow to their ability to direct elections in their favor.
Specifically, during the 2020 election, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided to override the state’s constitution and its legislature in order to allow universal mail-in balloting. At the time, it was clearly an improper and abusive decision, but it helped Joe Biden greatly against Donald Trump, so Democrats loved it. If the Supreme Court ends up curtailing the power of the courts to override elected legislatures in making voting laws, it would end the left’s best tool in ensuring they can stack the deck, and we just can’t have that, can we?
AOC and her cohorts want the courts to have the power to dictate voting policies without the input of voters, full stop. If they lose that, they lose the ability to help dictate election outcomes as they likely did in Pennsylvania. The same goes for the drawing of congressional districts. In the past census cycle, court after court attempted to interfere in the district-drawing of legislatures, mostly in Republican states at the behest of leftwing activist groups. In the end, enough things went the GOP’s way to limit the damage, but it could have been much worse.
To summarize, while Democrats scream about “democracy,” all the Supreme Court has done is once again hand power back to the people. And frankly, after 50 years of the high court delivering blow after blow to conservatives, it’s pathetic to see the left behave the way they are. Jumping in a lake comes to mind.