Pennsylvania State Senate Asks Congress to Postpone Certifying Their Electoral Count

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I reported earlier about state senators from Georgia who wrote a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, asking to postpone the electoral count for at least ten days until they have more time to look at fraud and irregularities in their state.

State Sen. Brandon Beach also said that other senators in other contested states were planning similar letters.

Now word comes that the Pennsylvania Senate has sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KKY) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) asking that they NOT certify the election on Wednesday. The letter states that a majority are asking for this because of the actions of the Democratic governor and the Democratic Secretary of State, including that they acted unconstitutionally because they employed absentee ballot rules that contravened state law. The Pennsylvania Senate is majority Republican.

Among the things they noted were that all mail in ballots were supposed to be received by election night. But the court changed that, when it’s not their job to legislate, to allow ballots received up to three days later, counting ballots without postmarks, not having to verify signatures as was required by law. Officials also prevented poll workers from seeing part of the count which was in violation of the law.

Additionally, the senators argued for the postponement because the U.S. Supreme Court may decided whether or not to hear Trump vs. Boockvar, in regard to these issues.

Now, the Pennsylvania court was way out of line, basically legislating from the bench things they shouldn’t have been doing. The court is not supposed to contravene the law, as in fact they did. SCOTUS should hear the matter to resolve that issue since it was so egregious and a clear violation of the Constitution to allow such actions. But it remains to be seen if they will take it up.