Lindsey Graham, Republican Senator from South Carolina received a sworn affidavit from Richard Hopkins, a postal worker in Erie, PA., who says his supervisors planned to backdate ballots that were mailed too late to be counted under Pennsylvania law, and Graham has asked that the US Department of Justice investigate.
“As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee … I will not allow allegations of voting irregularities and misconduct to be swept under the rug,” Graham said in a statement issued by his Senate campaign.
The Trump campaign launched a series of lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada, and Georgia alleging instances of voter irregularities and misconduct.
The legal claims were filed despite major news networks claiming that former Vice President Joe Biden won enough Electoral College votes on Saturday to win the presidency.
Associate Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Friday ordered all county election boards in Pennsylvania to separate all late ballots from all other mail-in ballots.
U.S. Supreme Court to take up a case related to Pennsylvania’s own Supreme Court, allowing the extension of the counting of mail-in ballots to three days after Election Day.
The ballots had to be postmarked by the time polls closed on Tuesday, and the party asked the highest court in the land to order that those ballots be “segregated” and not counted at this time.
“All county boards of election are hereby ordered, pending further order of the Court, to comply with the following guidance provided by the Secretary of the Commonwealth on October 28 and November 1, namely, (1) that all ballots received by mail after 8:00 p.m. on November 3 be segregated and kept ‘in a secure, safe, and sealed container separate from other voted ballots,’ and (2) that all such ballots, if counted, shall be counted separately,” Alito said.
He added: “Until today, this Court was not informed that the guidance issued on October 28, which had an important beating on the question where to order special treatment of the ballots in question, had been modified. The application received today also informs the Court that neither the applicant not the Secretary has been able to verify that all bards are complying with the Secretary’s guidance, which, it is alleged, is not legally binding on them.”
The move came as President Trump launched a number of lawsuits in battleground states nationwide and as apparent election winner Joe Biden has slowly expanded his narrow lead in a case that remains too close to call officially. Trump campaign lawyers have repeatedly urged the Supreme Court to take up the Pennsylvania case this week.
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