Scudder said that the election changes were not important to drive the provision of the constitution that state legislatures determine the manner of selectors of presidential elections. He also blamed Trump for challenging those provisions after the election, rather than earlier.
“The president had a full chance before the election to press on to the very challenges of Wisconsin law that implied his current claims. Redeeming that chance, he can no longer – finalize election results Has been certified after – in a quest to bring those challenges, “Scudder wrote.” All this has been especially so given that the Commission announced well before the election that the guidance it now gives is a challenge. gives.”
The federal appeals court held that it did not have a role to implement the details of state law, but to ensure that the original plan that the state legislature approved was followed.
“Whatever action the Commission took here was taken under the authority expressly given to it by the Legislature. This accusation is nothing short of the rights that the Commission in its practice abrogated, ”Scudder wrote.
A legal defeat for the president occurred on Thursday in an appeals court as the US Supreme Court made Trump a moot spectator for the latest bid to take a similar challenge in Pennsylvania. Trump’s lawyers had asked the High Court to order officials in Keystone State to respond by noon on Wednesday, but the court took no action as the Americans prepared for the long holiday weekend.
Republicans were reprimanded by a Georgia court on Thursday afternoon for tightening restrictions on Dropbox and increasing access for poll watchers in connection with the decisive twin Senate runoff elections set for Jan. 5.
At the end of the 90-minute hearing held through the zoom, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams dismissed the suit brought earlier this month by the Republican National Committee and the Georgia GOP.
“This court does not have jurisdiction to hear it because of sovereign immunity,” Adams cited a legal doctrine limiting several lawsuits against state and federal governments in cases where they are specifically authorized by law Have been done.
During the session, the state’s most senior election attorney rotated the GOP to hire an out-of-state law firm to handle the case.
Senior Assistant Attorney General Russell Willard said that a Florida lawyer told me after the presentation upheld by the GOP that I think she is from Florida and is a little ignorant of the law.