Pennsylvania has been stopped from certifying their election results. Commonwealth Judge Patricia McCullough ordered the state to not take any further steps in certifying the election results until both parties are heard on November 27th.
The judge’s decision would probably upset the Democrats who do not want the election process to be scrutinized closely.
Judge Patricia McCullough wrote:
“To the extent that there remains any further action to perfect the certification of the results of the 2020 General Election for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States of America, respondents are preliminarily enjoined from doing so, pending an evidentiary hearing to be held on Friday.”
“Respondents are preliminarily enjoined from certifying the remaining results of the election, pending the evidentiary hearing.”
The plaintiffs which include Republican lawmakers and candidates was filed against Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, and the Pennsylvania General Assembly. It alleges that they violated vote-by-mail statute—Act 77. They say it is a direct violation of the Pennsylvania constitution and can only be implemented by amending the constitution.
The lawsuit states:
“Act 77 is the most expansive and fundamental change to the Pennsylvania voting code, implemented illegally, to date.”
“As with prior historical attempts to illegally expand mail-in voting by statute, which have been struck down going as far back as the Military Absentee Ballot Act of 1839, Act 77 is another illegal attempt to override the limitations on absentee voting prescribed in the Pennsylvania Constitution, without first following the necessary procedure to amend the constitution to allow for the expansion.”
The lawsuit was filed by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), Republican congressional candidate Sean Parnell, and Pennsylvania House of Representatives candidate Wanda Logan. The Epoch Times requested a statement from Gov Tom Wolf’s office but none was forthcoming. They argued there was no reason to certify so quickly and noted that they certified the 2016 vote on December 12th.
The plaintiffs wrote:
“It appears that respondents’ actions may have been accelerated in response to the application for emergency relief … in an effort to preclude any remedial action by this court faster than this court was able to evaluate the application for emergency relief and the answers to it.”