The Supreme Court on Monday rejected three Republican elections-related lawsuits regarding the state of Pennsylvania.
One of the lawsuits was brought by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) who challenged Joe Biden’s alleged victory over former President Donald Trump. Kelly had asked the Supreme Court to consider his lawsuit which challenged mail-in voting policies in his home state of Pennsylvania. He argued that Act 77, the 2019 state statute that authorized universal, no-excuses mail-in voting, violated the Constitution.
Responding to the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday, Rep. Mike Kelly issued a statement following the Supreme Court’s announcement rejecting his lawsuit:
It is astounding that our nation’s highest court was unwilling to hear arguments in a case that called on the Court to require states to follow their own constitutions in the conduct of federal elections.
Act 77 expressly violates the Pennsylvania Constitution and the only court to consider the merits acknowledged the strength of our argument and said we were likely to succeed.
I call on the governor and the General Assembly to do the right thing by repealing the no-excuse mail-in voting system, starting the constitutional amendment process, and letting Pennsylvania voters decide the issue.
Rep. Mike Kelly tweeted his statement on Monday:
It is astounding that SCOTUS was unwilling to hear arguments in a case that called on our nation's highest court to require states to follow their own constitutions. My statement on the decision in Kelly v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ➡️ https://t.co/HKhIlBxqyK
— Rep. Mike Kelly (@MikeKellyPA) February 22, 2021