Mail-in ballots have been a hot-button political topic since Democrats attempted to upend the 2020 election over “public health.”
It’s clear that they make our elections less secure and open the door for fraud, yet Democrats continue to push forward.
And now this Supreme Court ruling on mail-in ballots just set election integrity back a decade.
Pennsylvania’s controversial 2019 law that expanded “no excuse” mail-in voting has been at the center of debate surrounding the 2020 election since the beginning.
But that’s all come to an end as the Democrat-controlled Pennsylvania Supreme Court has officially upheld the law, ruling that the Commonwealth’s General Assembly had the authority to establish “universal mail-in voting.”
“We find no restriction in our Constitution on the General Assembly’s ability to create universal mail-in voting,” Justice Christine Donohue wrote in the majority opinion.
The controversial law was previously thrown out by the state’s Commonwealth Court – a lower court controlled at the time by Republicans – on the exact opposite basis, ruling that the Pennsylvania State Constitution expressly prevented mail-in voting.
“In January, the lower court determined the phrase “offer to vote” in the Pennsylvania Constitution meant voters must show up to a polling place in person unless they fall into an exception,” The Hill reported. “The judge’s opinion stated that a constitutional amendment was required before Act 77 could be deemed constitutional.”
However, the state Supreme Court said that the definition of “offer to vote” – which was found in precedent from two prior cases ruled on by the court – didn’t exist.
“We conclude that the phrase ‘offer to vote’ does not establish in-person voting as an elector qualification or otherwise mandate in-person voting,” the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday,” The Hill’s report continued.
The ruling also went on to suggest that the “only restraint on the legislature’s” power to dictate how elections are conducted is they must keep the vote secret.
“The legislature has the authority to provide that votes can be cast by mail by all qualified electors,” the court’s ruling read. “The only restraint on the legislature’s design of a method of voting is that it must maintain the secrecy of the vote.”
Essentially, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court wants its citizens to believe that outside of telling someone they can’t vote or publicizing citizens’ votes, the state’s legislature can do anything else they want with voting – including making laws on the fly to benefit the party in power.
Of course, this is all music to the Left’s ears, as Pennsylvania’s Democrat Governor Tom Wolf, who has fought tirelessly to keep the law in place, proved after the Supreme Court’s ruling.
“Today’s Court ruling definitively asserts that mail-in voting is a legal and Constitutional method for Pennsylvania voters,” Governor Wolf claimed. “By upholding the law, which the General Assembly approved in 2019 in a bipartisan manner, this ruling assures that mail-in voting remains in place and Pennsylvanians will be able to cast their ballot legally in person or by mail without any disruption or confusion.”
The only people celebrating this ruling are the Democrat politicians who pushed to manipulate this law by making up new rules on the fly in the middle of a pandemic and Presidential election in order to massage the votes in a certain way.
The idea that a handful of power-hungry politicians can legally just make up rules on the fly that benefit their party in an election year is absurd.
But that’s the Left’s line of thinking for you.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.