Pennsylvania Becoming Legal Key in Stopping the Steal
Nov. 8, 2020 (EIRNS)—As rallies and caravans to stop the stealing of the Presidential election from President Donald Trump spread around the nation, the legal focus of that fight appears to be taking shape around Pennsylvania, with ramifications for other stolen states.
A federal lawsuit will be filed Nov. 9 by President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, challenging mail-in ballots counted without Republican observers having been allowed to be present, in all of the contested states. In Pennsylvania and Michigan in particular, absolutely lurid actions were taken by Democratic election officials to keep their counting of these ballots from being observed. As many as 50 witnesses—Republican poll watchers barred from observing the count, despite previous court orders—will be proffered to the federal court.
The Chair of the Federal Election Commission Trey Trainor, who is a Republican, on Friday, Nov. 6, said that he believes significant evidence related to fraud is being gathered in Pennsylvania, and will become part of a “Supreme Court case under the 14th Amendment.” Trainor believed voter fraud was taking place in states still counting ballots. During the interview Newsmax repeatedly showed a video from a distance above a Philadelphia election judge who very clearly appeared to be filling out votes on ballot after ballot from a stack in front of him.
Trainor told Newsmax, of locations not granting observers access to watch the ballot counting process, “I do believe that there is voter fraud taking place in these places,” he said. “Otherwise they would allow the observers to go in.” Despite winning a court order, which allows the Trump campaign to send observers to watch ballot counting in Pennsylvania from six feet away, Trainor said ballot watchers “have not been allowed into the polling locations in a meaningful way.”
The 14th Amendment famously guarantees equal due process under law to all citizens, including the right to vote in fair elections. Less publicized is the part of the 14th Amendment which defines native-born or naturalized residents of any state to be citizens of the United States, not of that state. It is the basis for the right of voters or voting officials to challenge state election conduct.
The other Pennsylvania flank is the series of legal actions, aimed at the U.S. Supreme Court, which have challenged the Pennsylvania courts’ and election authorities’ violation of the state’s election law. C-Span reported that Jake Corman, Senate Majority leader and Bryan Cutler, House Speaker, went through a careful explanation of the known violations of process by the Secretary of State, and why they called for her resignation on Nov. 3 before the results were stated:
1. No ballots accepted after 8 p.m. Tuesday. That’s the law.
2. No means to correct errors in mail-ins (no going back to the voter to alter the initial submission). Such pre-canvassing of mail-ins prior to Nov. 3 is illegal in Pennsylvania.
3. The Secretary’s instructions to counties breached the law and electoral jurisprudence, evidently including a Nov. 2 instruction allowing provisional votes problematic mail-ins.
4. Observers were prevented from any effective observing.