- On Thursday, Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) joined 69 other members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly in filing an amicus curiae
or friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in the Texas case challenging the administration of the 2020 General Election in Pennsylvania and three other states.
Ryan is one of Pennsylvania’s more outspoken members on election inconsistencies and allegations of questionable activity in the conduct of the Nov. 3 election. He blames actions by the Wolf administration and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for overstepping their authority in making changes to the state’s election process. He said these changes usurped the authority of the General Assembly and call into question the reliability of mail-in ballot counts.
“Article II of the U.S. Constitution provides state legislatures the sole authority to determine how and when elections are conducted, yet the Pennsylvania Supreme Court extended the deadline for mail-in ballots to be received, and mandated that ballots mailed without a postmark would be presumed to be received on-time and could be accepted without a verified voter signature.
“At the request of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, the court further ruled that signatures on mail-in ballots need not be authenticated and authorizing the use of drop boxes for the collection of ballots, leaving them vulnerable to ballot harvesting,” Ryan said.
“The Texas case, which cites my analysis in The Ryan Report, alleges that state courts and officials in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin violated provisions of the U.S. Constitution by modifying their election laws. It directly quotes Commonwealth election discrepancies identified in The Ryan Report, and concludes, ‘These stunning figures illustrate the out-of-control nature of Pennsylvania’s mail-in balloting scheme.’
“In the brief filed Thursday, my colleagues and I made the argument that all branches of state government must be reminded of the limits of their power in making election-related policy,” said Ryan. “Adhering to these boundaries will help the electorate trust the validity of our elections. We are hopeful the court will hear our views on this important matter.”
Representative Frank Ryan
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