The Republican Pennsylvania House Speaker and the Republican Majority leader joined the Texas lawsuit suing their own state over the 2020 election, as well as Michigan, Wisconsin, and Georgia. The suit was filed at the Supreme Court on Pearl Harbor Day, December 7.
Both the Pennsylvania House and Senate have Republican majorities in a state that apparently went for Joe Biden in the 2020 election. But the leaders of the legislature are joining a lawsuit that contests the validity of the Pennsylvania vote because election rules were changed in an un-Constitutional manner.
According to the Epoch Times, “A brief filed by Pennsylvania House Speaker Bryan Cutler and Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, both Republicans, requests that the Supreme Court “carefully consider the procedural issues and questions raised by the Plaintiff concerning the administration of the 2020 General Election in Pennsylvania.”
The US Constitution mandates that federal election rules shall be administered by state legislatures, not state courts, or county government, or lawsuits. Only the US Congress can overrule the state legislatures as to the administration of elections in each state. Article 1, section 4 states:
The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but Congress may at any time make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Place of chusing Senators.
Cutler and Benninghoff argue that actors other than the Pennsylvania legislature changed the election rules in Pennsylvania:
Unfortunately, since that legislative enactment (in 2019), other actors have used COVID-19 as a pretext to eviscerate the election integrity provisions of theCommonwealth’s Election Code, such that the administration of the 2020 General Election bore no resemblance to the carefully considered procedures enacted by the General Assembly.
Cutler and Benninghoff laid out the case against Pennsylvania’s election, stating that the election was “assaulted” by well-funded groups overwhelming the courts with lawsuits. all of them designed to circumvent the legislature.
This extrajudicial assault on the mechanism of the Commonwealth’s elections came from all sides: well-funded national groups who, using COVID-19 as a pretext, brought a litany of lawsuits challenging seemingly every facet of Pennsylvania’s elections;
According to the brief, the governor failed to stand up for Pennsylvania law and joined in with the subverters.
then the executive branch shrank from its obligations to defend the Commonwealth’s laws, and then took to offering extrajudicial guidance to the Commonwealth’s county boards of elections.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is also called out for overreach and violations of the US Constitution.
Finally, these efforts were condoned and furthered by the overreaching of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court, in clear violation of the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.