Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled against election day lawsuit

Posted at 9:55 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 00:24:55-05

The U.S. Supreme Court spurned a request from Republican allies of President Trump on Tuesday to decertify Pennsylvania's election results, foreclosing hopes from the President and his backers that the justices would help deliver him a second term in the White House.

In a one-line unsigned order, the high court left intact a decision from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that tossed out a lawsuit led by Republican Congressman Mike Kelly challenging a 2019 law that expanded mail-in voting in the state.

None of the nine justices indicated a dissent.

In their lawsuit, the president's allies argued a law that implemented a no-excuse absentee voting system for state and federal elections violated the Pennsylvania Constitution.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled against Kelly and his fellow Republicans on November 28, finding they waited too long to bring their lawsuit challenging the act.