The Supreme Court has decided against taking a Pennsylvania election fraud case that relates to the the ruling by the state’s Supreme Court to allow post-dated ballots to be counted.
Justice Clarence Thomas criticized the decision, saying that America’s highest court missed a vital opportunity to address election fraud.
“These rules seem to not have affected the outcome of the election. But in the future, that may not be the case,” Thomas said. “This case could have given us an opportunity to decide what power non-legislative officials have to change election rules, and we could have done so well before the next election. The decision to ignore this is inexplicable.”
Thomas wrote in his 11-page dissent. “The decision to leave election law within a cloud of doubt is strange,” he said. “By doing nothing, we will only cause further erosion of voter confidence. Americans deserve better from us.”
“I respectfully dissent,” Thomas concluded.
Justices Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito joined Thomas in the dissent while Chief Justice John Roberts joined with liberal justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer. Justice Amy Barrett decided not to participate because she did not have the time to study the issue.
Altio went further and said the decision to not take such an important case leaves in place a very dangerous precedent.