Will we finally see an end to all those last-minute election changes that only favor one side?
According to sources, several Supreme Court Justices have indicated that they are interested in hearing arguments relating to states’ abilities to change federal election law.
The arguments come from North Carolina’s GOP who claim that the North Carolina Supreme Court, and lesser state courts, are dominated by Democrat-activist judges.
North Carolina’s GOP is taking its case to SCOTUS after North Carolina’s Supreme Court ruled that an election map drawn up by the state’s General Assembly violated the constitution.
Here are the latest developments:
It’s don’t understand why this isn’t huge news. This is what Luttig has been warning about – SCOTUS letting state legislatures decide election rules and sending electors that bear no relation to the actual vote because they don’t like the results. 🚨 https://t.co/m2KhY5zE7n
— Koosemar (@koosemar) June 20, 2022
Just The News explains:
The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled that the map violated state constitution provisions protecting free elections and free association by establishing lines that would likely yield GOP victories.
The map that is being used gives Democrats a much greater chance at winning about half of the state’s districts.
Next week the SCOTUS will consider whether to resolve a dispute based on the “independent state legislature doctrine.” The decision could empower legislatures to set election rules + draw congressional maps without being subject to review by state courts.https://t.co/ThFdBRO0m3 pic.twitter.com/g1TNHz1xzT
— Fair Count (@faircount) June 12, 2022
The Associated Press presented the issue from the establishment lens:
The issue has arisen repeatedly in cases from North Carolina and Pennsylvania, where Democratic majorities on the states’ highest courts have invoked voting protections in their state constitutions to frustrate the plans of Republican-dominated legislatures.
Already, four conservative Supreme Court justices have noted their interest in deciding whether state courts, finding violations of their state constitutions, can order changes to federal elections and the once-a-decade redrawing of congressional districts.