(UnitedVoice.com) – On Wednesday, September 23, Donald Trump remarked to reporters that he feels there is a strong likelihood of November’s election result coming before the Supreme Court. These comments are the latest chapter in the controversy around mail-in voting and the effect it may have on the legitimacy of the election. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a huge number of ballots could be cast by mail.
This announcement comes in the context of the continuing debate around the replacement of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court Justice who died last Friday. If the Supreme Court does have to adjudicate election results, Donald Trump may be in a better position if a new justice is installed by then. Restoring the court to its usual count of nine justices would also avoid the potential for a four-four deadlock. Trump is expected to name his preferred nominee on Saturday.
Conservatives excited about prospect of @RealDonaldTrump picking Judge Amy Coney Barrett! Judge Lagoa seen as impressive but less exciting…
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) September 23, 2020
Despite widespread evidence to the contrary, Democrats have repeatedly insisted the mail-in system poses no threat to the voting process. It makes sense, in any case, to have a stable Supreme Court in place to see this matter through.
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