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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas issued a searing dissenting opinion after the Supreme Court refused to hear a pivotal case involving a controversial Pennsylvania electoral directive that allowed the counting of ballots received up to three days after Election Day.
Thomas believes the court's refusal to hear the case opens the door for more election controversies in the future.
The central concern, according to Thomas, is whether state executives have the power to usurp their state legislatures in determining election laws, despite the U.S. Constitution explicitly assigning that power to legislators.
"[Pennsylvania's] decision to rewrite the rules seems to have affected too few ballots to change the outcome of any federal election. But that may not be the case in the future," Thomas wrote. "These cases provide us with an ideal opportunity to address just what authority nonlegislative officials have to set election rules, and to do so well before the next election cycle. The refusal to do so is inexplicable."
Thomas' wife, Ginni Thomas, has been outspoken about her political beliefs and support for Donald Trump.
Agree - yet I'm concerned that #SCOTUS Justice Thomas dissented - we will have to learn more about the role his wife Gini Thomas played in raising money for Trump's deadly #Jan6 “Insurrection Day"
— Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) February 22, 2021
Today, SCOTUS refused to hear an appeal from the PA GOP about extending mail-in voting deadlines. Clarence Thomas w… https://t.co/WDVJSXIO87— Duty To Warn ???? (@Duty To Warn ????)1614029385.0
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