Pennsylvania’s vote count is a chaotic mess. Pennsylvania’s governor, attorney general, and secretary of state have performed poorly and in highly partisan fashion. But matters are much worse thanks to the Commonwealth’s Supreme Court and Chief Justice Roberts.
Many have noted that the Supreme Court has been consistent this summer and fall in ruling that federal courts cannot, through judicial decree, change duly enacted election laws. In cases involving federal intrusion into state lawmaking power, Chief Justice Roberts, along with fellow conservative Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, and Kavanaugh, concluded that state statutes control.