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Supreme Court declines to block Pennsylvania mail-in ballot extension
In a Sept. 17 ruling, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court approved Democratic Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar's request to extend the absentee ballot receipt deadline to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6.

and the only record of events that counted in the race against time to certification
Bush v Gore, 8 Dec 2000, syllabus
by Cat on Tue Oct 20th, 2020 at 12:03:56 AM EST
"In a 4-4 Split, the Supreme Court Lets Pennsylvania Make Voting Easier--For Now; The decision signals that Amy Coney Barrett will cast the deciding vote in any upcoming election disputes."

Republicans are making sure the deciding vote on who will be elected the next President is  their candidate Conservative Mrs. Barrett. Not a democracy.

Underlying principle is the right for States to run their own election and the Federal Law protecting citizen's right to vote. Same as in 2000 when the ruling bij the Florida Supreme Court was upheld by SCOTUS. The dimple or hanging chads controversy. An important role played by John Bolton and the crowd pushing to witness the count. The USA never recovered.  What was hidden at the time was the purging of voter lists initiated by brother Jeb Bush - some 55,000 voters disenfranchised. Same and worse two years ago in Georgia by Governor Kemp and suppression of 670,000 voters.

by Oui on Tue Oct 20th, 2020 at 07:19:23 AM EST
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A BIDEN WIN SECURED?

This SCOTUS decision certainly swings Pennsylvania into the corner of Democrats ... is there a path for Trump without this State? I thought not ... a steeper Hill to climb ... a slow slide into hell.

by Oui on Tue Oct 20th, 2020 at 10:04:58 AM EST
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Pennsylvania has 20 Winner Take All Electoral College votes.  Unlike Florida and Ohio the state isn't a Must Have for Trump. Winning it is his easiest path to victory.   Trump can, in theory, win without it however all the other scenarios become ever more unlikely.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Oct 20th, 2020 at 02:29:34 PM EST
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I seem to forget in 2016 it wasn't even close! 😖 Trump 304 to Clinton 227. A number of swing States ... do need to swing the other way.
by Oui on Tue Oct 20th, 2020 at 03:37:26 PM EST
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Two years ago Kemp wasn't governor. He was secretary of state while campaigning for office. How GA's constitution sustained this blatant conflict of public duties and personal interest is a question few asked at the time or after SoS certified votes.

Why some people are unable or unwilling to relate "bipartisan" reasoning of SCOTUS in Bush v Gore to the cascade of US and states' judicial injunctions of arbitrary alteration of states' laws--by either controlling party--for this election is kind of neurotic, considering the associates didn't even publish an opinion with the order denying review of lower court ruling; adequate time to review any constitutional Qs by Nov 3 is the controlling factor of the order; and the Anti-RBG explicitly denied senators by invoking the "Ginsburg Rule" for confirmation nominees: "no hints, no previews, no forecasts".

by Cat on Tue Oct 20th, 2020 at 03:47:54 PM EST
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Two years ago Kemp wasn't governor. He was secretary of state while campaigning for office. How GA's constitution sustained this blatant conflict of public duties and personal interest is a question few asked at the time or after SoS certified votes.

What are you talking about?  It was discussed constantly during that race.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Tue Oct 20th, 2020 at 03:58:07 PM EST
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not at eurotrib; now, look up relevant GA dockets: What do these cases "discuss"?
by Cat on Tue Oct 20th, 2020 at 04:22:59 PM EST
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Democrats seize on U.S. Supreme Court election deadlock in Barrett fight
"In 2000, its conservative majority clinched Republican George W. Bush's victory over Democrat Al Gore with a 5-4 decision involving ballots in Florida."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 at 01:55:00 AM EST
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Bush vs. Gore and Equal Protection

"Our consideration is limited to the present circumstances, for the problem of equal protection in election processes generally presents many complexities."

Palm Beach County butterfly-ballots

by Oui on Tue Oct 20th, 2020 at 08:17:49 PM EST
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