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Supreme Courts Speak

Tuesday, Dec. 8, the Supreme Courts of Arizona and the United States assured the will of the voters will stand. They swept aside the web of lies spun by right-wing talk show hosts, lawyers, and politicians.

The U.S. Supreme Court simply said “The application for injunctive relief presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court is denied.” This rejected a lawsuit asking that Pennsylvania either reject more than 2.5 million ballots cast by mail or allow state lawmakers to select presidential electors.

The Arizona Supreme Court unanimously upheld a lower-court decision and confirmed the election of the Biden Electors. The chief justice wrote that the challenge by the state G.O.P. chair, Kelli Ward, failed to present any evidence of “misconduct,” “illegal votes” or that the Biden Electors “did not in fact receive the highest number of votes for office,” let alone establish any degree of fraud or a sufficient error rate that would undermine the certainty of the election results (p. 6).

These decisions came on the day of the “Safe Harbor” deadline. The voters’ decision is conclusive in states that have applied procedures to settle controversies over the election by that date, six days before the Electoral College meets.

On Monday, Dec. 14, electors from Arizona, Pennsylvania, and many other states will vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to be the next President and Vice-President, respectively, of the United States. We look forward to the inauguration on January, 20, 2021!

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