State AGs pushing back, say Penn's highest court violated Constitution

Thursday, November 12, 2020
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U.S. ConstitutionTen state attorneys general have filed a brief at the U.S. Supreme Court, asking justices to look into and reverse a decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

"We stepped in because basically the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has violated the U.S. Constitution," Attorney General Jeff Landry (R-Louisiana) stated Wednesday on the "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" program. "It's pretty simple."

Landry went on to say that the U.S. Constitution spells out the way the president is going to be elected in this country.

"It sends that responsibility … to state legislatures in setting out the time, place, and manner of the elections," explained Landry. "The Pennsylvania General Assembly spelled out some ways in which mail-in ballots were going to be allowed inside of Pennsylvania, and said that those ballots had to be received by 8 p.m., [but] the Pennsylvania Supreme Court [essentially] said, Well, we don't really like that text, and we think that maybe we should grant another three days for those ballots to come in."


That, Landry argued, is not the job of the courts.

"And that's consistently what we've been seeing over the last decade after decade of the courts coming in and substituting themselves as the legislature," the state AG added. "That's the problem – and so we decided that we needed to weigh in because we believe that that is problematic and affects states around the country as well, in this election of the president."

Show host Tony Perkins added: "As close as this election is, if one state has rules that are broken or not enforced, [thus] allowing that state to go one way in the election, it could deprive the other states of fair representation if it tilts the balance of the election and the outcome," replied Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council (FRC).

Landry agreed. "What we have seen are a number of irregularities that have occurred or information that we're receiving from around the country – and you know, I don't see anywhere in the Constitution [that it] offers the mainstream media the authority and the responsibility for calling the elections," the attorney general continued.

"Therein lies the problem. I think that it is imperative that in today's world, where the country is so divided, that we ensure that the one thing we're united on is the way we perform our election duties. And if there are irregularities, we need to vet those out."

Many news outlets and pundits dismiss concerns about voter fraud, saying it's extremely rare. However, the brief from Landry and other attorneys general shows what they call modern day and very recent incidents in Missouri under which mail-in balloting created fraud that was actually caught.

Joining Louisiana in the Supreme Court brief are the AGs of Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina, and South Dakota.


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