On Wednesday, President Donald Trump's deputy campaign manager Justin Clark tweeted out their victory in getting the Supreme Court to block Pennsylvania from counting mail-in ballots received after Election Day.
🚨🚨🚨Major decision protecting voting rights in PENNSYLVANIA. Ballots received after Election Day will NOT be counte… https://t.co/3MCNXJUY3E— Justin Clark (@Justin Clark)1603921983.0
POTUS secured a big victory when the PA Sec of State saw the writing on the wall and voluntarily complied with our… https://t.co/il2vRhwgy8— Justin Clark (@Justin Clark)1603923015.0
There's just one problem: the Supreme Court actually said exactly the opposite. They are leaving in place the state court's order requiring any ballot received up to three days after Election Day to be counted as long as it is properly postmarked before the deadline.
In fact, not one of the nine justices ruled for blocking the ballots from being counted — although justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch all suggested they would be open to revisiting the issue after the election is over, and Pennsylvania was instructed to set aside late-arriving ballots in case that happens.
Clark's incorrect victory lap earned him scorn from commenters on social media.
Oh boy, I don't know how to break this to you. But, um, you might want to check the Supreme Court docket.... https://t.co/kh3SI3ahBy— Marc E. Elias (@Marc E. Elias)1603924855.0
@chefjclark UConn Law is on Line 2. They say they want your JD back. Did you even bother reading the opinion?— Jamie 😷’Grady (@Jamie 😷’Grady)1603924050.0