Rigging elections may be a tad bit harder next time around, if other courts happen to rule like the Virginia Court. In a challenge to the Virginia Board of Elections rule that said they could accept ballots up to three days after the election with no postmark, the court ruled that it was ILLEGAL. The court banned the practice in all further elections.
The Judge had blocked the rule previously one week before the election, stating that any ballots without a postmark could not be counted. Where the were the rest of the courts in the nation?
This ruling does not translate to nationwide, but election challenges should have been heard by the Supreme Court – dismissing every challenge to the election out of hand for “no standing” was a mistake of gargantuan proportions.
The Virginia Board of Elections rule allowing officials to count ballots that arrived without a postmark up to three days after the election was illegal, a state judge ruled.
Virginia Circuit Court Judge William Eldridge ruled the state’s late mail-in ballot law violated state statute and permanently banned the law in future Virginia elections, the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) announced Monday. PILF sued the state’s board of elections in October on behalf of Thomas Reed, a Frederick County, Virginia election official.
“This is a big win for the Rule of Law,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said in a statement. “This consent decree gives Mr. Reed everything he requested – a permanent ban on accepting ballots without postmarks after Election Day and is a loss for the Virginia bureaucrats who said ballots could come in without these protections.”Daily Caller
If it was illegal to accept ballots that had no postmarks in Virginia, it was illegal to do it in Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan (or any other state). Accepting ballots that did not have postmarks up to three days AFTER the election was a “rule” made up by election boards.
Judge Eldridge issued a consent decree that specifically told all election boards in Virginia they cannot accept ballots without postmarks. The postmarks must be “on or before” election day.
The Constitution in Section 4 of Article One in the Constitution clearly states that the rules regarding elections are to be created by the legislatures, not election boards. Using the pandemic as an excuse to force millions of mail-in ballots that had no oversight was clearly illegal all across the country. But no one paid any attention until it was too late.
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