BREAKING: Pennsylvania Judge BLOCKS Certification of State’s Election Results
Patricia McCullough, a Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania judge, has blocked Pennsylvania officials from certifying the state’s election results.
The order came Wednesday and will delay certification until the court holds an evidentiary hearing on Friday, November 27.
The PDF of Judge McCullough’s order can be read HERE.
“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,” Judge McCullough wrote. “Respondents are preliminarily enjoined from certifying the remaining results of the election, pending the evidentiary hearing.”
This comes on the heels of a lawsuit filed by Republicans against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf (D), Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar (D), and the Pennsylvania General Assembly. It alleges that Act 77, the state’s mail-in voting law, is unconstitutional.
The PDF of the lawsuit can be read HERE.
The introduction says: “Act 77 is the most expansive and fundamental change to the Pennsylvania voting code, implemented illegally, to date. Under the Act, and the mail-in ballot scheme it implements, any and all qualified electors are eligible to vote by mail, and no justification needs to be provided. 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.”
Although Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor signed Act 77 into law, eight of its nine sponsors were Republicans: state senators Patrick Browne, Bob Mensch, Camera Bartolotta, Thomas Killion, Daniel Laughlin, Mario Scavello, Patrick Stefano, and Kristin Phillips-Hill.