The case is one of a series of legal challenges across the country in finding an audience before the Supreme Court or being heard in the people’s courts on voting and outbreaks, leaving ballot counting rules in many major battlefields controversial just one week before election day.
Legal battles can affect the way ballots are counted – especially during postal ballots, from the time required to receive a ballot to the fact that a signature is required to be close to whether the voter can resolve the ballots that were initially rejected.
There have also been lawsuits over self-voting procedures, such as a lawsuit in Michigan to block Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s order to ban open firearms in a 100-foot constituency.
Legislative action at the last minute of the election is common in each round of the presidency, but there have been higher court cases this year as states have changed their voting rules due to cholera outbreaks – and legal proceedings.
Justin Levitt, CEO of Justin Levitt, said: “The scary thing is that our rules on normalcy still apply in times of epidemics, and when the world changes, people ask the courts.
Pennsylvania emerged as the focus of the GOP challenge
In the case of Pennsylvania, election law experts say there is reason to suspect the court will appeal, as the court has been reluctant to change its election rules in the run-up to the election. Doing so would also raise questions about the court’s politics, which arose from Barrett’s assertion eight days before the election.
Rick Hasen, an election law expert, said: “We now have another week in which the election is taking place and people are conducting themselves under the belief that as long as the banner is put down on election day, they will be accepted.” University of California, Irvine, and CNN analysts.
Hasen added: “Voters know there is a dispute over what the timeline is and the Supreme Court has refused to participate. So it will be very difficult for the court to get involved now after voters rely on it.”
The Supreme Court has already been organized
This year’s major legal battle over the election law has been decided, as has the campaign’s unsuccessful campaign to prevent Nevada from sending ballots to all voters.
“There is a post-election trial every round,” Levitt said. “The question is, will not some people be sued after the election? The answer is yes. The question is, will it make a difference?”
The GOP in Pennsylvania is not the only one trying to get the audience to the highest court. In North Carolina, Republicans are urging the Supreme Court to intervene after a federal appeals court ruling upheld the “preservation” of voting rules and allowed counting of absentee ballots up to nine days after the election, as long as they were elected.
Democrats in Wisconsin have appealed to the Supreme Court to allow ballots received up to six days after the election to be counted, if they are postponed on election day. However, the Supreme Court upheld the Supreme Court’s ruling on Monday, which was upheld by three Supreme Court judges.
Legal battles are also taking place in state courts. In Nevada, Trump campaigns and the GOP are seeking to stop the counting of postal ballots in Clark County, the state’s most populous state, on how observers come from counters and the tolerance levels of state signature matching software. A state judge is set to hear the case Wednesday.
Statistics of the Supreme Court
State officials are urging voters to send in their ballot papers as soon as possible if they do send mail – because of the risk that they will be late and miss the election deadline for many states. In Colorado, where most elections are held before the outbreak, Secretary of State Jena Griswold said Monday was “the last day to vote by mail.”
The percentage of eligible voters who can be caught in a legal dispute over the ballots received after election day tends to be low, and it could be a problem if the race in either state is very thin. However, voters can avoid the chance that they will become “Supreme Court statistics” by securing their vote on November 3.
CNN’s Katelyn Polantz, Ariane de Vogue, Dianne Gallagher, Stephanie Becker and Annie Grayer contributed to this report.