Supreme Court tosses Pennsylvania voting lawsuit

If it’s been tried once, it’s been tried a hundred times, but it seems that the U.S. Supreme Court is simply not interested in taking up cases related to various voter and ballot fraud issues that many allege took place leading up to and during the 2020 election.

According to The Hill, on Monday the high court rejected a case brought against the state of Pennsylvania by a Republican congressional candidate and four individual voters, who filed suit in federal court against the state over election officials’ handling of a last-minute rule issued by the state legislature making mail-in ballots received up to three days after the election valid, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

At the crux of the case was a challenge to whether or not state lawmakers or state-level courts are allowed to have a say in making last-minute rules, such as extending the mail-in ballot deadlines.

The SCOTUS ruling, which didn’t include the names of the justices who supported or opposed the case, as well as a lack of written opinions, simply ordered the lower court to dismiss the case as moot.

Jim Bognet, a former Republican House candidate in the 2020 election, led the charge on taking the case as far as it could go. Bognet ended up losing his election to incumbent Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA).

Interestingly, Bognet’s federal lawsuit was one of the first related to the 2020 election to be filed, with dozens more to follow after the election, none of which seemed to warrant a SCOTUS look, with most, if not all of them, being tossed out state-level courts.

According to NBC Philadelphia, Wanda Murren, the communications director for the Pennsylvania Department of State, was satisfied with the high court’s decision to kick the case down to the lower courts for dismissal.

“We are pleased that yet another court ruling has affirmed the accuracy and integrity of Pennsylvania’s November 2020 election,” Murren said.

Roughly 10,000 votes were received by Pennsylvania state election officials in the 72-hour extension window after the polls closed on election night, though it likely wouldn’t have mattered even if the high court heard the case, as former President Donald Trump lost Pennsylvania by some 80,000 total votes.