This week, the Supreme Court allowed a legal petition to move forward that aims to nullify the 2016 federal elections based on the Constitution’s “Guarantee Clause.”
Occupy Democrats reported that the Supreme Court moved the legal petition forward after the Trump administration declined to respond to it. The court decided that the petition will be put before the judges on March 17, marking the first time a case about the Constitution’s Guarantee Clause will be decided by the Supreme Court.
In order for the lawsuit to continue to move forward after that, four of the eight justices must then vote that Blumstein vs. U.S. meets their high standard to go to a full hearing.
The lawsuit was filed at the end of 2016 by three Massachusetts citizens who cited Austria and Ukraine as countries that held revotes after unfairly held elections as legal precedents. Diane Blumstein, Nancy Goodman, and Donna Soodalter-Toman argued that this election should be nullified because Intelligence Community’s reports and FBI statements prove Russia interfered with it.
Though a lower court said the case of Blumstein vs. U.S. was a “novel constitutional question,” it added that the question of whether the United States had suffered a foreign cyber invasion was a question best decided by the “political branches” of government like Congress or the Executive Branch.
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