President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign team on Monday petitioned the US Supreme Court to overturn several decisions by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court regarding the 2020 presidential election.
The campaign filed a petition for a writ of certiorari to overturn three Pennsylvania Supreme Court cases that it alleges “illegally changed Pennsylvania’s mail balloting law immediately before and after the presidential election” and a motion to expedite citing a meeting of Congress to approve the Electoral College results, which affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s win.
“The petition seeks all appropriate remedies, including vacating the appointment of electors committed to Joseph Biden and allowing the Pennsylvania General Assembly to select their replacements,” Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Guiliani said in a statement.
In the petition, the Trump campaign asked the Supreme Court to overturn three rulings by the state high court that prohibited counties from comparing mail ballot signatures to those on file, saying campaigns and political parties cannot challenge ballots while they are being processed and counted, limiting observers to the vote count in Philadelphia and allowing ballots where voters did not fill out the address or date on the envelope to count.
The petition alleges that the decisions violate the Constitution’s due process clause, adding that it violates its equal protection guarantees by treating ballots differently in different counties and by taking the state legislature’s power to determine how federal elections are run.
In addition, it alleges that the decisions resulted in counting approximately 2.6 million mail ballots in violation of the law as enacted by the Pennsylvania Legislature” and would mean “over 110,000 invalid ballots were illegally counted,” altering the result of the election. SOVEREIGNPH