Trump rails against Supreme Court for extending ballot deadlines
President Trump took to Twitter to blast the Supreme Court following its decision this week to allow Pennsylvania and North Carolina to count mail-in ballots after Election Day.
“If Sleepy Joe Biden is actually elected President, the 4 Justices (plus1) that helped make such a ridiculous win possible would be relegated to sitting on not only a heavily PACKED COURT, but probably a REVOLVING COURT as well,” Trump tweeted just before 3 a.m. Friday. “At least the many new Justices will be Radical Left!”
Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Monday floated the possibility of Supreme Court justices being rotated off the bench and bounced from court to court should he be elected president.
“It’s a lifetime appointment, I’m not going to attempt to change that at all,” Biden said at a campaign stop in Chester, Penn.
But he added, “There is some literature among constitutional scholars about the possibility of going from one court to another court, not just always staying the whole time in the Supreme Court.”
The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld previous decisions to extend absentee ballot deadlines. That will allow ballots to be counted up to three days after Nov. 3 in Pennsylvania and nine days in North Carolina — both key battleground states that Trump won in 2016.
Newly sworn-in Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett — a Trump appointee — did not take part in the vote.
Trump’s rant against the Supreme Court was part of an early-morning tweetstorm that included posts predicting a Republican sweep in the upcoming election and attacking Biden.
“Biden will destroy the United States Supreme Court. Don’t let this happen!” Trump wrote.
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