December 6, 2020 at 3:19pm
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last Saturday evening reversed a lower court’s block on certifying the state’s elections issued Friday night, dismissing with prejudice a lawsuit brought by Republican candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives that sought to have the results nullified over constitutional concerns about a 2019 change in absentee ballot rules.
The lead plaintiffs in the case are Rep. Mike Kelly and Republican congressional candidate Sean Parnell.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said the suit was dismissed because the plaintiffs failed to file their case in a “timely manner” when Act 77 was passed in 2019.
On Tuesday, Gregory H. Teufel, an attorney representing Rep. Mike Kelly and Sean Parnell filed a 40-page emergency application for injunction and petition directed toward US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.
Attorney Gregory Teufel asked the Supreme Court to halt the certification of Pennsylvania’s election results and to hear their challenge to the state’s mail-in voting system.
Teufel submitted his application to Samuel Alito because Alito is the US Supreme Court justice who oversees incoming arguments from the Third Circuit, which includes the state of Pennsylvania.
Justice Alito previously called for a response from Pennsylvania to be filed by Wednesday, December 9th at 4 PM, however, on Sunday morning, the justice moved up the deadline to Tuesday, December 8 by 9 AM.
This was a critical move by Justice Alito because the original deadline failed to bring the case within the ‘safe harbor’ window to intervene.
Source: The Gateway Pundit