This should be a no-brainer, but with Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro openly signaling his intent to commit fraud in order to make sure Biden wins in the state, setting ballots that did not make it be the deadline ASIDE was something that had to be ordered by the highest court.
Justice Alito signed the temporary order just moments ago, that the ballots be segregated and perhaps counted separately, and libs are whimpering already.
Justice Alito ordered ballots received after after 8pm on election day in PA be segregated and secured – and if counted, counted separately.
— James Hirsen (@thejimjams) November 7, 2020
BREAKING: Alito temporarily orders Pennsylvania counties to segregate late-arriving mail ballots (something most or all are already doing). Refers matter to full Supreme Court for next step. pic.twitter.com/0fB2681vqG
— Greg Stohr (@GregStohr) November 7, 2020
From Bloomberg Law:
Justice Samuel Alito’s order came as part of a fight over ballots received during a three-day extension issued by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Alito said he would refer the matter to the full high court for the next steps.
Although state officials have already told county officials to separate out those ballots, Republicans said that step didn’t go far enough to ensure they can be invalidated later. President Donald Trump is separately trying to intervene in the case.
Libs on social media are crying about it, under the pretense that it wasn’t necessary, that counties were already doing it, and that it’s insulting to suggest otherwise.
But as usual that’s rank deception on their part.
BREAKING: Initial Supreme Court order to segregate ballots received after Election Day ignored by Pennsylvania counties, Justice Alito issues SECOND order to segregate and separately count these disputed ballots! Incredible corruption!
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) November 7, 2020
It was necessary because not only have they proven over and over they are trying to skirt the rules and the laws – including barring observers whom they were ordered to permit – but they also would try to claim after the fact that there is not a sufficient order from on high to deem said ballots invalid should they be “accidentally” counted.
This order, and the subsequent order we can expect from the (now and finally) law-abiding and -upholding Supreme Court (thank you Trump) will ensure that any “accidentally” counted ballot that arrived after the deadline can be challenged and invalidated should that time come.