LEGAL ANALYST: REPUBLICANS’ RESPONSE TO STEIN ELECTION CONTEST “FRIGHTENING”
by Ren Jander, ©2016, blogging at Jander Research
Yesterday, I published an extensive post proving that all of the recounts taking place in Pennsylvania are illegal. In that post, I dismantled the myth going around the media – giving cover to rogue partisan election boards/judges – that certification of the final vote must take place before the deadline is reached to petition for a recount.
THE CERTIFICATION DEADLINE IS A LIE.
My post yesterday contained some technical statutory analysis and case law. But anyone taking the time to carefully read it will see that my conclusions are absolutely correct.
I have just come across another case that further solidifies my argument in clear, easy to digest language. I am adding this short post today, so that you can share it with your friends and family, tweet it, and make them understand just how dangerous this situation has become. I have never seen anything like it. The election boards and the Judiciary know that these recounts are completely time-barred and illegal, yet they go on despite multiple cases that clearly illustrate the real deadline passed on November 21st.
Here is the relevant quote from the Commonwealth Court, the same court that Jill Stein’s fraudulent election contest has been brought in:
“Orsatti, in her petition, alleged fraud or error in the computation of the votes or the marking of the ballots. Section 1703 of the Code, 25 P.S. § 3263, permits such a petition to be filed before the certification of the returns and ‘no later than five (5) days after the completion of the computational canvassing of all the returns of the county by the county board….’ “
APPEAL OF ORSATTI,
As I have been saying all along, a petition to recount may be brought up until the time of the official certification, but no later than 5 days after the statutorily mandated completion of the computation of the county by county vote. This year the computation had to be completed by November 15th. The fifth day after was November 20th, but that fell on a Sunday, so the deadline was extended until November 21st.
Therefore, all recounts currently being considered, and currently ongoing, in Pennsylvania, are strictly barred and completely illegal.
And the fact that nobody on Donald Trump’s legal team, or the legal team for the Republican party, has made motions to quash all of these recount efforts in Pennsylvania is frightening.
I spoke with one of the members of Donald Trump’s legal team yesterday for 16 minutes, and I am not impressed at all with their filed response to the election contest, or their failure to do anything to stop all of the recounts.
That these recounts are taking place in Pennsylvania under their watch borders on malpractice, if not an outright revolution.
Ren Jander, J.D.