Stick a fork in him, he’s done

SCOTUS says nah.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an effort to overturn the results of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, signaling the high court would not go along with President Trump’s unprecedented efforts to win another term despite a decisive defeat in the popular vote and Electoral College.

The lawsuit was brought by Republican Rep. Mike Kelly, who argued a 2019 state law authorizing universal mail-in voting is unconstitutional and that all ballots cast by mail in the general election in Pennsylvania should be thrown out.

But the law wasn’t unconstitutional until Trump lost.

Kelly, along with several others, filed the lawsuit on Nov. 21 and requested Pennsylvania either reject the more than 2.5 million ballots cast by mail or allow state lawmakers to select presidential electors. Republicans control Pennsylvania’s Legislature.

Yeah see November 21 is a little late, because it kind of suggests that it’s not the ballots cast by mail that are the problem, but the fact that Trump lost on November 3.

The state Supreme Court unanimously dismissed the lawsuit on Nov. 28, saying the GOP had waited too long to challenge the law. “Unsatisfied with the results of that wager, they would now flip over the table, scattering to the shadows the votes of millions of Pennsylvanians,” Justice David Wecht wrote. “It is not our role to lend legitimacy to such transparent and untimely efforts to subvert the will of Pennsylvania voters.”

You’re not allowed to flip over the table because you lost.

Oh by the way the law authorizing universal mail-in voting?

The law was passed in 2019 with widespread support from Pennsylvania Republicans, who control both chambers of the state’s Legislature.

I think that was Trump’s last hope. The ship has sailed.

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