Supreme Court must not be intimidated by premature election projections

Nov. 7, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement responding to the premature decisions by the establishment media to declare former Vice President Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 election:

“Any news agency which calls the Pennsylvania state election for Biden is deliberately attempting to force a result in the Supreme Court that is not warranted by the facts that are on the ground. Justice Samuel Alito has ordered that Pennsylvania counties segregate their late arriving ballots versus the ballots on Election Day. This was done because the Supreme Court never determined prior to the election whether those late ballots were legally cast. It is clear that this prejudgment of the election result is little more than attempt to intimidate the Supreme Court.

“Justice Alito’s actions show that the Supreme Court is likely to revisit this case, which could have potentially a significant impact on the outcome of not just the presidential race but also on Congressional and state house and senate races, heightening the need for immediate judicial review. This obscene attempt to force an outcome in a court case needs to be met firmly by the nine justices who America trusts as the ultimate arbiter of the law. Given prior media concerns of premature declarations of victory, until every legally cast vote is counted and the race is certified, President Trump should take the advice that Hillary Clinton gave to Joe Biden: Don’t concede.  Given that the Supreme Court is likely to be asked to determine a number of election security and potential voter fraud issues, this is no time to throw in the towel. Election integrity goes well beyond this presidential race. It goes to the very heart of one person one vote, and ensuring the peaceful transfer of power under the Constitution, and the fundamental principle that the government is legitimized by the consent of the governed is at stake.

“The Supreme Court must not be intimidated and it is imperative they let these legal challenges be heard and stand strong so the American people have confidence in the final result. It is extraordinarily frustrating that after weeks of saying that every legal vote should count that the establishment media is setting up a dynamic where violence in the streets will occur if and when the legal votes are actually counted and it turns out President Trump is the winner.”

Attachments:

Justice Samuel Alito’s order segregating late-arriving ballots in Pennsylvania, Nov. 7, 2020 at https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/20/20-542/160034/20201106221015844_20A84%20-%20Opposition%20to%20Motion%20for%20an%20Injunction.pdf

“Trump campaign lawsuit against Pennsylvania’s late ballots could flip the House to the GOP,” By Robert Romano, Nov. 6, 2020 at http://dailytorch.com/2020/11/trump-campaign-lawsuit-against-pennsylvanias-late-ballots-could-flip-the-house-to-the-gop/

Interview Availability: Please contact Americans for Limited Government at 703-383-0880 or at media@limitgov.org.

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