The 2020 Presidential election looks like it’ll be decided in the courts.
Conservatives thought getting a 6 to 3 majority in the Supreme Court would prevent any shenanigans from the Left.
But any hope of that being the case was blown away when Justice Brett Kavanaugh betrayed President Trump in the worst way possible.
In a five to three decision, the Supreme Court rejected a challenge by Republicans to block Democrats’ demands that mail-in ballots arriving up to nine days after the election be counted.
No one was surprised that turncoat Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the Democrats and left-wing justices on the case.
But conservatives were blindsided when Justice Kavanaugh did too.
Kavanaugh is rumored to have deferred to a North Carolina election law providing for some flexibility to election officials to justify his decision.
The Supreme Court has voted 5-3 to deny a request by Republicans to overturn a decision by Democratic authorities in North Carolina to allow mail-in ballots to be counted nine days after Election Day and without a witness signature.
Justices Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, and Clarence Thomas dissented, though only Gorsuch and Alito signed the dissent. Newly-sworn-in Justice Amy Coney Barrett did not participate in the decision . . .
. . . Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the liberal justices, though for reasons that are unclear. One blog speculated that Kavanaugh wished to show deference to the North Carolina State Board of Elections because the state legislature had delegated rule-making power to it.
But the legal argument felt weak to many observers.
Conservative justices Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito refused to fall for Democrats’ obvious attempts to extend voting in North Carolina beyond Election Day just long enough to sway the outcome in Biden’s favor.
But Kavanaugh siding with the court’s left-wing Justices shows that, at least in critical election law-related cases, even with the new 6 to 3 majority, conservatives still don’t have a stable enough majority to prevent the Left from outright stealing the election.
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