Blue state judges and liberal bureaucrats received massive criticism for cluttering their states with drop-boxes and accepting mail-in ballots throughout the 2020 election without approval from legislators. The Supreme Court is poised to stop them from doing it once again in 2024.
The justices revealed on June 30th that they will hear a case later this year including the “independent state legislature theory,” which holds that state legislators alone manage election treatments and redistricting. The news stimulated conservative groups who state administrative playing with district lines and election laws are ruining public self-confidence in the political procedure.
“Dark money-fueled left-wing lawyers have misused the courts to manipulate election laws and undermine commonsense voting safeguards for political gain,” the Honest Election Project’s Jason Snead said. “The Supreme Court now has the chance to uphold the Constitution and ensure that future elections have safeguards that make it easier to vote and harder to cheat.”
The justices entered a heated argument by taking the case. Late modifications to election procedures formed much of the basis for President Donald Trump’s assertions that Democrats stole the 2020 election. For their part, Democrats see the case as yet another attack on ballot rights, and a quote to insulate pro-gerrymandering legislators from the judicial analysis.
The Constitution provides that the “time, place, and manner” of elections will be “prescribed in each state by the legislature thereof.” The 2nd guideline with comparable language governs the choice of presidential electors. On that basis, Republican legal representatives state each state legislature has the last word on election guidelines, such as citizen ID laws or absentee balloting, in addition to the decennial redistricting procedure. Neither state courts nor state agencies can interfere.