PA Judge Blocks Certification Over Illegal Absentee Ballots

The biggest legal case against the election remains Democrat governors and secretaries of state making up election law on the fly. This stuff might seem less sexy than voting machine and algorithms, but it's going to be the battleground for the foreseeable future because the Democrat endgame is universal voting. By which they mean universal mail-in voting, ballot harvesting, and the end of any kind of meaningful elections that aren't hijacked by total fraud.

Tie in plans to add D.C. and Puerto Rico as states, pack the Senate, House, and Supreme Court, and America becomes California.

This election is, among other things, a test case for using a pandemic to not only shut down the Bill of Rights, but transform how elections are run. And this is going to be the crucial election test.

 Commonwealth Judge Patricia McCullough ordered the state to not go through with the certification of the presidential election that it announced on Tuesday and she blocked all other election certification results at least until she can conduct a hearing the day after Thanksgiving.

“To the extent that there remains any further action to perfect the certification of the results of the 2020 General Election for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States of America, respondents are preliminarily enjoined from doing so, pending an evidentiary hearing to be held on Friday,” the judge wrote in her order.

“Respondents are preliminarily enjoined from certifying the remaining results of the election, pending the evidentiary hearing,” Judge McCullough added.

The lawsuit the judge is considering is from Republican state lawmakers against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf (D), Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, and the Pennsylvania General Assembly. The suit alleges that Pennsylvania’s vote-by-mail stature—Act 77—is in violation of the state’s constitution.

In Pennsylvania, unlike some states, secretary of state is an appointed, not an election position, and Wolf appointed Kathy Boockvar.

Judge Patricia McCullough is Republican and conservative. And this is obviously just the beginning of this fight. But it's also the first meaningful legal foothold in the battle for the election. 

"To the extent that there remains any further action to perfect the certification of the results of the 2020 general election ... for the offices of president and vice president of the United States of America, respondents are preliminarily enjoined from doing so, pending an evidentiary hearing to be held on Friday, November 27, 2020," the judge's order said. "Inasmuch as respondents, based on their press release and briefs, have not undertaken certification of any of the other results of the election, respondents are preliminarily enjoined from certifying the remaining results of the election, pending the evidentiary hearing."

Now this goes to the PA Supreme Court and we already know how that decision will turn out, but that's not the endgame. This is a chess match, or at least it should be, in which both sides carefully calculate legal strategies in preparation for a potential Supreme Court showdown.

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