(Headline USA) Yesterday Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said he was asked by plaintiffs to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court a case that challenges the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s allowance of no-excuse mail-in ballots, which was not legally enacted by the state legislature, but instead put in place by Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf and the Democrat-dominated state Supreme Court.
The case was brought by Republican Congressman Mike Kelly and Pennsylvania GOP congressional candidate Sean Parnell.
The U.S. Supreme Court has signaled that it may consider the case.
Cruz appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” last night to explain his involvement:
It raises pure issues of law, and I believe the Supreme Court should choose to take the case. I think they should hear the appeal…
Right now, it is not healthy for democracy, what we’re seeing, and in Pennsylvania, the problem was made worse because the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is a partisan Democratic court that issued multiple decisions just on their face contrary to the law. That’s not how elections are supposed to work…
We will have a response and we could have a decision as early as tomorrow from the Supreme Court whether or not they will take the case…I’m hopeful the Supreme Court will step forward to its responsibility and resolve this case and resolve other cases as needed.
Justice Samuel Alito, who oversees emergency petitions for Pennsylvania, set 9 a.m. today as the deadline for state election administrators in the case to file their response to Kelly’s and Parnell’s appeal.
Today is the federal “safe harbor date” for states to resolve election disputes over their electors, before they are sent to the Electoral College for voting on December 14th.