Comment by Jim Campbell
I’m seeing this scenario no matter who wins and that still means Donald Trump for a second term.
One way or the other, the losing court will protest in the courts mucking things up indefinitely, unless the Supreme Court steps in immediately to resolve the issue.
This scenario is a bit frightening with Chief Justice John Roberts sitting on the bench.
Chief Justice John Roberts’ double-barreled rejection of President Trump’s claims of immunity from the grand jury and congressional subpoenas was a stunning end to a momentous term in which Roberts played perhaps the most pivotal role of any chief justice in close to a century.
At the wheel sits Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts
In a remarkable series of decisions over the last month, Roberts has rebuked Trump on matters ranging from personal to policy.
Chief Justice Roberts’ recent votes raise doubts about the ‘conservative revolution’ on the Supreme Court. [Source]
Roberts has shown repeatedly with his decisions that he is no friend of the current administration and doesn’t strictly follow the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Michigan Rejects 846 Mailed Ballots ‘Because the Voter Was Dead’
Of those, 846 ballots were not accepted “because the voter was dead,” the Detroit News reported.
Further, 2,225 ballots were denied because there was no voter signature on the envelope, and 1,111 votes were discarded because the voter moved to a new address after submitting the ballot.
The state claimed the dead voters died between the time they submitted the ballot and when it was counted.
Michigan’s largest city, Detroit, received 820 ballots that were ultimately rejected, according to the paper.
Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is demanding the legislature pass a bill requiring city and township clerks to call voters who have obvious flaws with their ballot, such as a missing signature.
“With turnout and absentee ballot numbers expected to double or even triple in November, we could be looking at tens of thousands of Michigan citizens disenfranchised if the legislature again fails to act,” she said.
Meanwhile, more than 223,000 ballots were “undeliverable” in Clark County, Nevada, the Review-Journal reported.
The state opted for an all-mail election and “Clark County mailed ballots to all — not just active — voters, in part because of legal pressure from state and national Democrats,” according to the paper.
Clark County mailed 1,325,934 ballots, and nearly as many were undeliverable as returned: 223,469 and 305,000, respectively.
The Review-Journal noted 58 percent of the undeliverable ballots “belonged to inactive voters.”
“According to county records, 92,337 of the undeliverable ballots belonged to Democrats, 53,129 came from Republicans and 78,003 were identified as nonpartisan or third party,” the outlet reported.
In April, the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) estimated 28 million mail ballots “went missing” over the last decade.
“Putting the election in the hands of the United States Postal Service would be a catastrophe.
Over the recent decade, there were 28 million missing and misdirected ballots,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said.
“These represent 28 million opportunities for someone to cheat.
Absentee ballot fraud is the most common, the most expensive, to investigate, and can never be reversed after an election.
The status quo was already bad for mail balloting. The proposed emergency fix is worse.”